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Table 2. Civilian workers by occupational and industry group

Table 2. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for civilian workers by occupational and industry group [Sept. 2023]
Series Total compensation(1) Wages and salaries Total benefits Paid leave Supplemental pay Insurance Retirement and savings Legally required benefits
Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent

Civilian workers(2)

43.93 100.0 30.35 69.1 13.58 30.9 3.26 7.4 1.42 3.2 3.52 8.0 2.26 5.2 3.12 7.1

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

70.12 100.0 47.78 68.1 22.33 31.9 6.13 8.7 2.33 3.3 5.37 7.7 4.17 6.0 4.34 6.2

Management, business and financial

81.94 100.0 55.71 68.0 26.23 32.0 7.97 9.7 3.75 4.6 5.61 6.8 3.93 4.8 4.97 6.1

Professional and related

64.80 100.0 44.22 68.2 20.58 31.8 5.30 8.2 1.69 2.6 5.26 8.1 4.28 6.6 4.05 6.3

Teachers(3)

70.83 100.0 47.90 67.6 22.92 32.4 3.69 5.2 0.32 0.5 6.57 9.3 8.73 12.3 3.62 5.1

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

69.31 100.0 45.71 66.0 23.59 34.0 3.24 4.7 0.28 0.4 7.14 10.3 9.69 14.0 3.25 4.7

Registered nurses

68.83 100.0 45.46 66.0 23.37 34.0 6.92 10.1 2.71 3.9 5.68 8.2 3.37 4.9 4.69 6.8

Sales and office

32.91 100.0 23.42 71.2 9.49 28.8 2.25 6.9 0.89 2.7 2.81 8.5 1.15 3.5 2.39 7.3

Sales and related

31.76 100.0 24.19 76.2 7.57 23.8 1.85 5.8 0.92 2.9 1.67 5.3 0.72 2.3 2.41 7.6

Office and administrative support

33.74 100.0 22.86 67.8 10.88 32.2 2.54 7.5 0.86 2.6 3.63 10.8 1.46 4.3 2.37 7.0

Service

23.96 100.0 17.55 73.2 6.42 26.8 1.23 5.1 0.52 2.2 1.60 6.7 1.07 4.5 2.01 8.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

44.39 100.0 29.81 67.2 14.58 32.8 2.49 5.6 1.64 3.7 3.77 8.5 2.84 6.4 3.84 8.6

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

44.62 100.0 29.88 67.0 14.74 33.0 1.95 4.4 1.68 3.8 3.77 8.5 3.26 7.3 4.08 9.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair

44.12 100.0 29.73 67.4 14.40 32.6 3.11 7.1 1.59 3.6 3.78 8.6 2.36 5.4 3.56 8.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

33.90 100.0 22.91 67.6 10.99 32.4 2.07 6.1 1.47 4.3 3.30 9.7 1.30 3.8 2.84 8.4

Production

33.74 100.0 22.48 66.6 11.26 33.4 2.11 6.3 1.90 5.6 3.55 10.5 0.98 2.9 2.72 8.1

Transportation and material moving

33.99 100.0 23.17 68.2 10.82 31.8 2.05 6.0 1.20 3.5 3.15 9.3 1.50 4.4 2.92 8.6

Industry group

Education and health services

50.16 100.0 34.20 68.2 15.96 31.8 3.92 7.8 0.85 1.7 4.42 8.8 3.60 7.2 3.17 6.3

Educational services

61.66 100.0 40.67 66.0 20.99 34.0 3.91 6.3 0.32 0.5 6.24 10.1 7.28 11.8 3.24 5.3

Elementary and secondary schools

60.21 100.0 39.16 65.0 21.05 35.0 3.12 5.2 0.26 0.4 6.56 10.9 8.16 13.5 2.96 4.9

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

70.19 100.0 46.26 65.9 23.93 34.1 6.12 8.7 0.45 0.6 6.59 9.4 6.86 9.8 3.91 5.6

Health care and social assistance

43.89 100.0 30.68 69.9 13.22 30.1 3.92 8.9 1.13 2.6 3.44 7.8 1.60 3.7 3.12 7.1

Hospitals

60.98 100.0 40.34 66.1 20.65 33.9 5.89 9.7 2.26 3.7 5.52 9.1 3.04 5.0 3.93 6.5

Footnotes
(1) Includes costs for wages and salaries and benefits.
(2) Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government.
(3) Includes postsecondary teachers; primary, secondary, and special education teachers; and other teachers and instructors.

Last Modified Date: December 15, 2023