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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 [Mar. 2021]
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)

39.01 100.0 26.84 68.8 12.18 31.2 2.90 7.4 1.17 3.0 3.31 8.5 2.01 5.2 2.79 7.1

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

62.80 100.0 42.76 68.1 20.04 31.9 5.50 8.8 1.84 2.9 5.06 8.1 3.76 6.0 3.88 6.2

Management, business and financial

73.12 100.0 49.96 68.3 23.16 31.7 7.13 9.8 3.02 4.1 5.03 6.9 3.49 4.8 4.48 6.1

Professional and related

58.19 100.0 39.54 67.9 18.65 32.1 4.77 8.2 1.32 2.3 5.07 8.7 3.88 6.7 3.61 6.2

Teachers(3)

65.24 100.0 44.26 67.8 20.98 32.2 3.41 5.2 0.25 0.4 6.41 9.8 7.55 11.6 3.36 5.1

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

64.13 100.0 42.47 66.2 21.65 33.8 2.96 4.6 0.21 0.3 7.02 10.9 8.41 13.1 3.04 4.7

Registered nurses

59.86 100.0 38.97 65.1 20.89 34.9 6.14 10.3 2.25 3.8 5.47 9.1 3.04 5.1 3.99 6.7

Sales and office

28.99 100.0 20.51 70.8 8.48 29.2 1.95 6.7 0.78 2.7 2.66 9.2 1.02 3.5 2.08 7.2

Sales and related

28.53 100.0 21.79 76.4 6.74 23.6 1.60 5.6 0.85 3.0 1.56 5.5 0.61 2.1 2.11 7.4

Office and administrative support

29.29 100.0 19.69 67.2 9.60 32.8 2.17 7.4 0.73 2.5 3.36 11.5 1.28 4.4 2.07 7.1

Service

20.94 100.0 15.04 71.8 5.90 28.2 1.11 5.3 0.45 2.1 1.63 7.8 0.94 4.5 1.78 8.5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

39.13 100.0 26.30 67.2 12.83 32.8 2.22 5.7 1.39 3.6 3.36 8.6 2.31 5.9 3.55 9.1

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

40.05 100.0 26.59 66.4 13.46 33.6 1.83 4.6 1.46 3.6 3.45 8.6 2.86 7.2 3.86 9.6

Installation, maintenance, and repair

38.14 100.0 25.99 68.2 12.14 31.8 2.64 6.9 1.33 3.5 3.26 8.5 1.71 4.5 3.21 8.4

Production, transportation, and material moving

30.72 100.0 20.50 66.7 10.22 33.3 1.89 6.2 1.30 4.2 3.11 10.1 1.24 4.1 2.67 8.7

Production

29.24 100.0 19.54 66.8 9.71 33.2 1.81 6.2 1.43 4.9 3.13 10.7 0.91 3.1 2.44 8.3

Transportation and material moving

32.03 100.0 21.36 66.7 10.67 33.3 1.96 6.1 1.19 3.7 3.09 9.7 1.55 4.8 2.89 9.0

Industry group

Education and health services

43.91 100.0 29.73 67.7 14.17 32.3 3.39 7.7 0.68 1.5 4.26 9.7 3.09 7.0 2.75 6.3

Educational services

55.67 100.0 36.76 66.0 18.92 34.0 3.58 6.4 0.28 0.5 5.96 10.7 6.14 11.0 2.96 5.3

Elementary and secondary schools

54.45 100.0 35.52 65.2 18.94 34.8 2.85 5.2 0.22 0.4 6.28 11.5 6.85 12.6 2.73 5.0

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

61.81 100.0 40.89 66.2 20.92 33.8 5.38 8.7 0.38 0.6 6.02 9.7 5.67 9.2 3.47 5.6

Health care and social assistance

37.04 100.0 25.63 69.2 11.41 30.8 3.28 8.8 0.91 2.5 3.27 8.8 1.32 3.6 2.63 7.1

Hospitals

52.01 100.0 33.76 64.9 18.25 35.1 5.13 9.9 1.84 3.5 5.31 10.2 2.64 5.1 3.34 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: June 17, 2021