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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. 2019]
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)

37.03 100.0 25.43 68.7 11.60 31.3 2.68 7.2 1.04 2.8 3.22 8.7 1.96 5.3 2.70 7.3

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

61.11 100.0 41.79 68.4 19.32 31.6 5.19 8.5 1.68 2.7 4.89 8.0 3.76 6.1 3.80 6.2

Management, business and financial

68.28 100.0 46.70 68.4 21.58 31.6 6.40 9.4 2.60 3.8 4.76 7.0 3.53 5.2 4.29 6.3

Professional and related

57.89 100.0 39.59 68.4 18.30 31.6 4.64 8.0 1.27 2.2 4.95 8.6 3.86 6.7 3.58 6.2

Teachers(3)

63.93 100.0 43.68 68.3 20.25 31.7 3.32 5.2 0.24 0.4 6.31 9.9 7.08 11.1 3.31 5.2

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

63.76 100.0 42.55 66.7 21.21 33.3 2.99 4.7 0.21 0.3 6.93 10.9 8.02 12.6 3.06 4.8

Registered nurses

57.12 100.0 37.36 65.4 19.75 34.6 5.46 9.6 2.08 3.6 5.32 9.3 3.09 5.4 3.80 6.6

Sales and office

27.43 100.0 19.25 70.2 8.18 29.8 1.87 6.8 0.69 2.5 2.61 9.5 1.01 3.7 2.00 7.3

Sales and related

25.83 100.0 19.50 75.5 6.33 24.5 1.52 5.9 0.63 2.4 1.59 6.2 0.63 2.4 1.96 7.6

Office and administrative support

28.38 100.0 19.10 67.3 9.28 32.7 2.08 7.3 0.72 2.5 3.21 11.3 1.24 4.4 2.03 7.1

Service

19.75 100.0 14.11 71.4 5.65 28.6 1.03 5.2 0.41 2.1 1.64 8.3 0.86 4.4 1.70 8.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

36.76 100.0 24.66 67.1 12.10 32.9 1.95 5.3 1.21 3.3 3.35 9.1 2.12 5.8 3.47 9.4

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

37.69 100.0 24.99 66.3 12.69 33.7 1.57 4.2 1.24 3.3 3.38 9.0 2.65 7.0 3.85 10.2

Installation, maintenance, and repair

35.76 100.0 24.30 68.0 11.46 32.0 2.37 6.6 1.17 3.3 3.31 9.3 1.55 4.3 3.05 8.5

Production, transportation, and material moving

29.30 100.0 19.29 65.8 10.01 34.2 1.74 5.9 1.19 4.0 3.09 10.6 1.35 4.6 2.64 9.0

Production

28.37 100.0 18.76 66.1 9.62 33.9 1.75 6.2 1.39 4.9 3.08 10.9 0.98 3.4 2.43 8.5

Transportation and material moving

30.16 100.0 19.79 65.6 10.38 34.4 1.74 5.8 1.00 3.3 3.11 10.3 1.69 5.6 2.84 9.4

Industry group

Education and health services

43.08 100.0 29.26 67.9 13.82 32.1 3.27 7.6 0.65 1.5 4.23 9.8 2.99 6.9 2.68 6.2

Educational services

53.80 100.0 35.76 66.5 18.04 33.5 3.47 6.4 0.25 0.5 5.80 10.8 5.63 10.5 2.88 5.4

Elementary and secondary schools

52.73 100.0 34.66 65.7 18.06 34.3 2.84 5.4 0.20 0.4 6.06 11.5 6.31 12.0 2.66 5.0

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

59.96 100.0 39.99 66.7 19.97 33.3 5.26 8.8 0.37 0.6 5.92 9.9 4.97 8.3 3.45 5.7

Health care and social assistance

36.93 100.0 25.53 69.1 11.40 30.9 3.15 8.5 0.88 2.4 3.33 9.0 1.47 4.0 2.57 7.0

Hospitals

50.50 100.0 32.58 64.5 17.92 35.5 4.91 9.7 1.78 3.5 5.30 10.5 2.69 5.3 3.24 6.4

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.

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Last Modified Date: December 18, 2019