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Table 4. Private industry workers by occupational and industry group

Table 4. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for private industry 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

Private industry workers

34.72 100.0 24.36 70.1 10.37 29.9 2.53 7.3 1.19 3.4 2.76 8.0 1.22 3.5 2.66 7.7

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

60.83 100.0 42.33 69.6 18.49 30.4 5.56 9.1 2.22 3.7 4.34 7.1 2.40 3.9 3.97 6.5

Management, business, and financial

69.26 100.0 47.92 69.2 21.33 30.8 6.59 9.5 3.18 4.6 4.50 6.5 2.69 3.9 4.37 6.3

Professional and related

55.95 100.0 39.10 69.9 16.85 30.1 4.96 8.9 1.67 3.0 4.24 7.6 2.23 4.0 3.74 6.7

Sales and office

26.32 100.0 18.89 71.8 7.43 28.2 1.72 6.5 0.73 2.8 2.30 8.8 0.70 2.7 1.97 7.5

Sales and related

25.18 100.0 19.14 76.0 6.04 24.0 1.41 5.6 0.67 2.7 1.47 5.8 0.54 2.1 1.95 7.7

Office and administrative support

27.12 100.0 18.72 69.0 8.40 31.0 1.93 7.1 0.77 2.9 2.88 10.6 0.82 3.0 1.99 7.3

Service

17.29 100.0 13.06 75.6 4.22 24.4 0.74 4.3 0.37 2.1 1.23 7.1 0.28 1.6 1.60 9.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

36.52 100.0 24.78 67.9 11.74 32.1 1.88 5.2 1.35 3.7 3.11 8.5 1.86 5.1 3.54 9.7

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

37.42 100.0 24.99 66.8 12.43 33.2 1.45 3.9 1.45 3.9 3.17 8.5 2.44 6.5 3.92 10.5

Installation, maintenance, and repair

35.57 100.0 24.56 69.0 11.01 31.0 2.34 6.6 1.24 3.5 3.04 8.5 1.25 3.5 3.14 8.8

Production, transportation, and material moving

28.95 100.0 19.27 66.6 9.67 33.4 1.74 6.0 1.27 4.4 2.93 10.1 1.11 3.8 2.62 9.0

Production

27.87 100.0 18.52 66.5 9.35 33.5 1.71 6.1 1.40 5.0 3.04 10.9 0.78 2.8 2.42 8.7

Transportation and material moving

29.96 100.0 19.99 66.7 9.98 33.3 1.77 5.9 1.15 3.8 2.82 9.4 1.42 4.8 2.81 9.4

Industry group

Goods-producing(2)

39.91 100.0 26.80 67.2 13.11 32.8 2.57 6.5 1.74 4.4 3.68 9.2 1.77 4.4 3.35 8.4

Construction

39.86 100.0 27.46 68.9 12.40 31.1 1.75 4.4 1.36 3.4 3.27 8.2 2.13 5.3 3.89 9.8

Manufacturing

39.19 100.0 25.98 66.3 13.21 33.7 2.96 7.6 1.91 4.9 3.86 9.8 1.46 3.7 3.01 7.7

Aircraft manufacturing

71.97 100.0 43.65 60.7 28.31 39.3 6.42 8.9 5.13 7.1 6.98 9.7 5.21 7.2 4.58 6.4

Service-providing(3)

33.68 100.0 23.87 70.9 9.81 29.1 2.52 7.5 1.07 3.2 2.58 7.7 1.11 3.3 2.52 7.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities

29.04 100.0 20.47 70.5 8.56 29.5 1.86 6.4 0.86 3.0 2.35 8.1 1.12 3.8 2.37 8.2

Wholesale trade

37.92 100.0 26.80 70.7 11.12 29.3 2.80 7.4 1.23 3.2 2.95 7.8 1.26 3.3 2.88 7.6

Retail trade

20.57 100.0 15.55 75.6 5.02 24.4 1.00 4.9 0.50 2.4 1.36 6.6 0.41 2.0 1.76 8.5

Transportation and warehousing

39.85 100.0 25.85 64.9 14.00 35.1 2.88 7.2 1.38 3.5 4.05 10.2 2.36 5.9 3.33 8.3

Utilities

65.49 100.0 40.38 61.7 25.11 38.3 5.82 8.9 2.16 3.3 6.24 9.5 6.24 9.5 4.65 7.1

Information

56.37 100.0 38.17 67.7 18.19 32.3 5.20 9.2 2.58 4.6 4.74 8.4 1.99 3.5 3.68 6.5

Financial activities

49.43 100.0 33.12 67.0 16.31 33.0 4.34 8.8 2.92 5.9 4.16 8.4 1.75 3.5 3.14 6.4

Financial and insurance

54.48 100.0 36.06 66.2 18.42 33.8 4.95 9.1 3.43 6.3 4.63 8.5 2.11 3.9 3.30 6.1

Credit intermediation and related activities

47.25 100.0 31.45 66.6 15.80 33.4 4.37 9.2 2.46 5.2 4.31 9.1 1.71 3.6 2.96 6.3

Insurance carriers and related activities

51.16 100.0 33.48 65.4 17.68 34.6 4.54 8.9 3.08 6.0 4.62 9.0 2.21 4.3 3.23 6.3

Real estate and rental and leasing

35.09 100.0 24.77 70.6 10.32 29.4 2.61 7.4 (4)1.45 (4)4.1 2.83 8.1 0.74 2.1 2.69 7.7

Professional and business services

42.21 100.0 30.17 71.5 12.04 28.5 3.43 8.1 1.54 3.7 2.71 6.4 1.29 3.1 3.07 7.3

Professional and technical services

55.64 100.0 39.64 71.2 16.00 28.8 4.98 9.0 1.98 3.6 3.55 6.4 1.71 3.1 3.78 6.8

Administrative and waste services

23.56 100.0 17.77 75.4 5.79 24.6 1.18 5.0 0.67 2.9 1.45 6.2 0.34 1.4 2.14 9.1

Education and health services

36.71 100.0 25.75 70.1 10.96 29.9 3.09 8.4 0.76 2.1 3.27 8.9 1.27 3.5 2.57 7.0

Educational services

46.30 100.0 33.14 71.6 13.16 28.4 3.67 7.9 0.26 0.6 3.89 8.4 2.21 4.8 3.14 6.8

Junior colleges, colleges, universities and professional schools

58.83 100.0 40.81 69.4 18.01 30.6 5.30 9.0 0.42 0.7 5.38 9.1 3.12 5.3 3.79 6.4

Health care and social assistance

35.31 100.0 24.67 69.9 10.64 30.1 3.01 8.5 0.84 2.4 3.18 9.0 1.14 3.2 2.48 7.0

Leisure and hospitality

15.76 100.0 12.44 78.9 3.33 21.1 0.51 3.2 0.24 1.5 0.81 5.1 0.23 1.5 1.54 9.8

Accommodation and food services

15.11 100.0 11.94 79.0 3.18 21.0 0.46 3.1 0.24 1.6 0.76 5.0 0.22 1.5 1.50 9.9

Other services

27.87 100.0 20.89 75.0 6.98 25.0 1.62 5.8 0.44 1.6 1.75 6.3 0.84 3.0 2.33 8.3

Footnotes
(1) Includes costs for wages and salaries and benefits.
(2) Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing. The agriculture, forestry, farming, and hunting sector is excluded.
(3) Includes utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; and other services, except public administration.
(4) The relative standard error for this estimate is greater than 30 percent.

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Last Modified Date: March 19, 2020