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Table 3. State and local government workers by occupational and industry group

Table 3. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for state and local government workers by occupational and industry group [Dec. 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

State and local government workers

52.14 100.0 32.50 62.3 19.63 37.7 3.89 7.5 0.51 1.0 6.08 11.7 6.30 12.1 2.86 5.5

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

62.63 100.0 40.39 64.5 22.24 35.5 4.40 7.0 0.40 0.6 6.64 10.6 7.57 12.1 3.23 5.2

Professional and related

60.83 100.0 39.53 65.0 21.30 35.0 3.91 6.4 0.37 0.6 6.61 10.9 7.30 12.0 3.11 5.1

Teachers(2)

68.94 100.0 46.03 66.8 22.91 33.2 3.45 5.0 0.25 0.4 7.16 10.4 8.73 12.7 3.32 4.8

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

68.53 100.0 45.15 65.9 23.38 34.1 3.10 4.5 0.23 0.3 7.64 11.2 9.27 13.5 3.14 4.6

Sales and office

35.81 100.0 20.67 57.7 15.15 42.3 3.13 8.7 0.31 0.9 5.66 15.8 3.91 10.9 2.13 6.0

Office and administrative support

35.99 100.0 20.72 57.6 15.27 42.4 3.14 8.7 0.31 0.9 5.74 15.9 3.94 11.0 2.13 5.9

Service

37.93 100.0 21.78 57.4 16.15 42.6 3.19 8.4 0.80 2.1 4.81 12.7 5.02 13.2 2.33 6.1

Industry group

Education and health services

54.61 100.0 35.24 64.5 19.37 35.5 3.60 6.6 0.34 0.6 6.25 11.4 6.39 11.7 2.80 5.1

Educational services

55.96 100.0 36.35 64.9 19.62 35.1 3.46 6.2 0.25 0.5 6.35 11.4 6.76 12.1 2.80 5.0

Elementary and secondary schools

54.30 100.0 35.32 65.0 18.98 35.0 2.82 5.2 0.22 0.4 6.39 11.8 6.91 12.7 2.64 4.9

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

60.44 100.0 39.16 64.8 21.29 35.2 5.26 8.7 0.34 0.6 6.17 10.2 6.30 10.4 3.22 5.3

Health care and social assistance

46.28 100.0 28.44 61.5 17.84 38.5 4.46 9.6 0.89 1.9 5.59 12.1 4.10 8.9 2.80 6.0

Hospitals

48.77 100.0 30.57 62.7 18.20 37.3 4.71 9.7 1.05 2.2 5.54 11.4 3.96 8.1 2.93 6.0

Public administration

50.12 100.0 29.00 57.9 21.12 42.1 4.66 9.3 0.79 1.6 6.00 12.0 6.64 13.2 3.04 6.1

Footnotes
(1) Includes costs for wages and salaries and benefits.
(2) Includes postsecondary teachers; primary, secondary, and special education teachers; and other teachers and instructors.

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Last Modified Date: March 19, 2020