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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 [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

State and local government workers

53.68 100.0 33.20 61.9 20.47 38.1 4.02 7.5 0.53 1.0 6.27 11.7 6.72 12.5 2.93 5.5

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

64.22 100.0 41.11 64.0 23.12 36.0 4.52 7.0 0.41 0.6 6.86 10.7 8.05 12.5 3.29 5.1

Professional and related

62.41 100.0 40.25 64.5 22.16 35.5 4.01 6.4 0.39 0.6 6.82 10.9 7.76 12.4 3.18 5.1

Teachers(2)

70.67 100.0 46.84 66.3 23.83 33.7 3.49 4.9 0.27 0.4 7.36 10.4 9.35 13.2 3.36 4.8

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

70.38 100.0 46.03 65.4 24.35 34.6 3.15 4.5 0.24 0.3 7.88 11.2 9.90 14.1 3.18 4.5

Sales and office

37.33 100.0 21.38 57.3 15.94 42.7 3.29 8.8 0.33 0.9 5.89 15.8 4.23 11.3 2.20 5.9

Office and administrative support

37.49 100.0 21.43 57.2 16.06 42.8 3.30 8.8 0.34 0.9 5.96 15.9 4.26 11.4 2.20 5.9

Service

39.49 100.0 22.47 56.9 17.02 43.1 3.34 8.5 0.86 2.2 4.98 12.6 5.42 13.7 2.43 6.2

Industry group

Education and health services

55.94 100.0 35.87 64.1 20.07 35.9 3.66 6.5 0.36 0.6 6.40 11.4 6.80 12.2 2.85 5.1

Educational services

57.42 100.0 37.05 64.5 20.37 35.5 3.49 6.1 0.26 0.5 6.52 11.4 7.25 12.6 2.85 5.0

Elementary and secondary schools

55.85 100.0 36.07 64.6 19.78 35.4 2.88 5.1 0.23 0.4 6.60 11.8 7.37 13.2 2.71 4.8

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

61.90 100.0 39.83 64.4 22.07 35.6 5.30 8.6 0.34 0.6 6.28 10.1 6.88 11.1 3.26 5.3

Health care and social assistance

47.32 100.0 29.02 61.3 18.30 38.7 4.61 9.7 0.92 1.9 5.70 12.0 4.20 8.9 2.87 6.1

Hospitals

49.96 100.0 31.24 62.5 18.72 37.5 4.88 9.8 1.06 2.1 5.66 11.3 4.11 8.2 3.01 6.0

Public administration

51.73 100.0 29.67 57.4 22.06 42.6 4.88 9.4 0.81 1.6 6.24 12.1 7.03 13.6 3.10 6.0

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: June 17, 2021