Paid sick leave was available to 75 percent of private industry workers. Among industries, access to paid sick
leave ranged from 52 percent of workers in leisure and hospitality to 93 percent of workers in financial
activities and information.
Compensation costs increased 0.9 percent for civilian workers, seasonally adjusted, from December 2020 to March 2021. Over the year, total compensation rose 2.6 percent, wages and salaries rose 2.7 percent, and benefit costs rose 2.5 percent.
Employer costs for civilian workers averaged $26.84 per hour worked for wages and salaries and $12.18 for benefits in March 2021. Compensation costs were $14.10 per hour at the 10th wage percentile, $29.36 at the median, and $75.88 at the 90th percentile.
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