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Table 5. Private industry workers by bargaining and work status

Table 5. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for private industry workers by bargaining and work status [Sept. 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

Union workers

51.31 100.0 30.67 59.8 20.64 40.2 3.65 7.1 1.82 3.5 6.84 13.3 4.57 8.9 3.77 7.3

Goods-producing industries(2)

54.04 100.0 31.03 57.4 23.01 42.6 2.94 5.4 2.38 4.4 7.51 13.9 5.93 11.0 4.25 7.9

Manufacturing industry

45.16 100.0 25.51 56.5 19.65 43.5 3.19 7.1 2.64 5.9 6.91 15.3 3.69 8.2 3.23 7.2

Service-providing industries(3)

50.05 100.0 30.50 60.9 19.55 39.1 3.97 7.9 1.56 3.1 6.52 13.0 3.94 7.9 3.55 7.1

Trade, transportation, and utilities industry

49.62 100.0 30.27 61.0 19.34 39.0 3.85 7.8 1.70 3.4 6.24 12.6 4.01 8.1 3.54 7.1

Retail trade industry

26.01 100.0 16.09 61.9 9.92 38.1 1.56 6.0 0.51 2.0 3.99 15.3 1.85 7.1 2.01 7.7

Transportation and warehousing industry

62.63 100.0 38.40 61.3 24.24 38.7 5.16 8.2 2.33 3.7 7.54 12.0 4.88 7.8 4.34 6.9

Education and health services industry

56.10 100.0 33.64 60.0 22.46 40.0 5.10 9.1 1.85 3.3 8.02 14.3 3.76 6.7 3.74 6.7

Health care and social assistance industry

55.37 100.0 32.92 59.5 22.44 40.5 5.09 9.2 2.00 3.6 7.97 14.4 3.68 6.6 3.70 6.7

Nonunion workers

36.05 100.0 25.99 72.1 10.06 27.9 2.66 7.4 1.21 3.4 2.46 6.8 1.01 2.8 2.72 7.6

Goods-producing industries(2)

39.24 100.0 27.52 70.1 11.72 29.9 2.64 6.7 1.67 4.3 2.96 7.5 1.22 3.1 3.23 8.2

Manufacturing industries

40.60 100.0 27.76 68.4 12.84 31.6 3.13 7.7 1.77 4.4 3.45 8.5 1.47 3.6 3.02 7.4

Service-providing industries(3)

35.46 100.0 25.71 72.5 9.75 27.5 2.66 7.5 1.13 3.2 2.36 6.7 0.97 2.7 2.63 7.4

Trade, transportation, and utilities industries

29.12 100.0 21.48 73.8 7.64 26.2 1.82 6.3 0.87 3.0 1.83 6.3 0.75 2.6 2.37 8.1

Retail trade industries

22.23 100.0 17.27 77.7 4.96 22.3 1.10 4.9 0.56 2.5 1.12 5.0 0.32 1.5 1.86 8.4

Transportation and warehousing industries

31.88 100.0 22.33 70.0 9.56 30.0 2.10 6.6 0.89 2.8 2.53 7.9 1.13 3.5 2.90 9.1

Education and health services industries

37.59 100.0 26.95 71.7 10.64 28.3 3.22 8.6 0.78 2.1 2.87 7.6 1.07 2.9 2.70 7.2

Health care and social assistance industries

35.92 100.0 25.66 71.4 10.26 28.6 3.14 8.7 0.84 2.3 2.75 7.7 0.92 2.6 2.61 7.3

Full-time workers

43.25 100.0 29.99 69.3 13.26 30.7 3.43 7.9 1.58 3.6 3.52 8.1 1.62 3.7 3.12 7.2

Occupational group

Management, professional and related occupations

66.09 100.0 45.81 69.3 20.28 30.7 6.26 9.5 2.48 3.7 4.76 7.2 2.56 3.9 4.22 6.4

Management, business, and financial occupations

75.65 100.0 52.68 69.6 22.97 30.4 7.29 9.6 3.43 4.5 4.84 6.4 2.77 3.7 4.64 6.1

Professional and related occupations

59.83 100.0 41.31 69.1 18.52 30.9 5.58 9.3 1.85 3.1 4.72 7.9 2.42 4.0 3.95 6.6

Sales and office occupations

33.66 100.0 23.82 70.8 9.83 29.2 2.41 7.2 1.05 3.1 3.03 9.0 0.98 2.9 2.36 7.0

Sales and related occupations

39.81 100.0 29.71 74.6 10.10 25.4 2.60 6.5 1.34 3.4 2.42 6.1 0.99 2.5 2.74 6.9

Office and administrative support occupations

30.54 100.0 20.85 68.2 9.70 31.8 2.31 7.6 0.91 3.0 3.34 10.9 0.97 3.2 2.17 7.1

Service occupations

22.51 100.0 16.42 72.9 6.10 27.1 1.27 5.7 0.61 2.7 1.90 8.4 0.44 2.0 1.88 8.4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

40.11 100.0 27.21 67.8 12.90 32.2 2.16 5.4 1.52 3.8 3.29 8.2 2.23 5.6 3.69 9.2

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

41.05 100.0 27.59 67.2 13.47 32.8 1.72 4.2 1.60 3.9 3.35 8.2 2.77 6.7 4.03 9.8

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

39.05 100.0 26.80 68.6 12.26 31.4 2.67 6.8 1.43 3.7 3.23 8.3 1.62 4.1 3.31 8.5

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

32.90 100.0 21.90 66.6 11.00 33.4 2.14 6.5 1.47 4.5 3.34 10.2 1.30 3.9 2.75 8.4

Production occupations

30.68 100.0 20.44 66.6 10.24 33.4 1.94 6.3 1.52 4.9 3.31 10.8 0.97 3.2 2.50 8.1

Transportation and material moving occupations

35.48 100.0 23.59 66.5 11.89 33.5 2.38 6.7 1.40 4.0 3.39 9.5 1.67 4.7 3.05 8.6

Industry group

Goods-producing industries(2)

41.88 100.0 28.29 67.6 13.58 32.4 2.74 6.5 1.81 4.3 3.70 8.8 1.93 4.6 3.40 8.1

Construction industry

41.85 100.0 29.19 69.7 12.66 30.3 1.92 4.6 1.54 3.7 3.12 7.5 2.15 5.1 3.93 9.4

Manufacturing industry

41.71 100.0 27.70 66.4 14.01 33.6 3.20 7.7 1.92 4.6 4.02 9.6 1.79 4.3 3.08 7.4

Service-providing industries(3)

43.64 100.0 30.47 69.8 13.17 30.2 3.62 8.3 1.51 3.5 3.46 7.9 1.53 3.5 3.04 7.0

Trade, transportation, and utilities industry

38.56 100.0 26.80 69.5 11.76 30.5 2.87 7.4 1.30 3.4 3.13 8.1 1.55 4.0 2.91 7.5

Information industry

64.00 100.0 42.50 66.4 21.50 33.6 6.06 9.5 2.94 4.6 5.52 8.6 2.87 4.5 4.10 6.4

Financial activities industry

56.23 100.0 38.07 67.7 18.16 32.3 4.83 8.6 3.29 5.8 4.70 8.4 1.95 3.5 3.40 6.0

Professional and business services industry

49.97 100.0 35.60 71.2 14.37 28.8 4.22 8.4 1.80 3.6 3.32 6.6 1.58 3.2 3.45 6.9

Education and health services industry

41.57 100.0 28.75 69.2 12.82 30.8 3.80 9.1 0.91 2.2 3.84 9.2 1.42 3.4 2.84 6.8

Leisure and hospitality industry

22.79 100.0 17.33 76.0 5.47 24.0 1.16 5.1 0.48 2.1 1.50 6.6 0.37 1.6 1.95 8.6

Other services industry

35.86 100.0 25.80 72.0 10.05 28.0 2.66 7.4 0.63 1.8 2.53 7.1 1.52 4.2 2.71 7.6

Part-time workers

19.87 100.0 15.85 79.8 4.02 20.2 0.75 3.8 0.34 1.7 0.72 3.6 0.33 1.6 1.88 9.5

Occupational group

Management, professional and related occupations

42.75 100.0 32.66 76.4 10.08 23.6 3.09 7.2 0.88 2.1 1.66 3.9 1.08 2.5 3.37 7.9

Professional and related occupations

42.79 100.0 32.59 76.2 10.20 23.8 3.19 7.4 0.86 2.0 1.67 3.9 1.11 2.6 3.38 7.9

Sales and office occupations

17.60 100.0 14.17 80.5 3.43 19.5 0.54 3.1 0.28 1.6 0.78 4.4 0.26 1.5 1.57 8.9

Sales and related occupations

15.73 100.0 13.10 83.2 2.64 16.8 0.34 2.1 0.25 1.6 0.42 2.7 0.16 1.0 1.47 9.3

Office and administrative support occupations

20.67 100.0 15.94 77.1 4.73 22.9 0.87 4.2 0.33 1.6 1.38 6.7 0.41 2.0 1.75 8.5

Service occupations

15.19 100.0 12.63 83.1 2.56 16.9 0.33 2.2 0.18 1.2 0.37 2.4 0.11 0.8 1.57 10.3

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

21.04 100.0 15.84 75.3 5.21 24.7 0.61 2.9 0.59 2.8 1.13 5.4 0.50 2.4 2.37 11.3

Transportation and material moving occupations

22.16 100.0 16.33 73.7 5.83 26.3 0.65 2.9 0.68 3.1 1.35 6.1 0.63 2.8 2.52 11.4

Industry group

Service-providing industries(3)

19.77 100.0 15.79 79.9 3.98 20.1 0.75 3.8 0.33 1.7 0.72 3.7 0.31 1.6 1.87 9.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities industry

18.41 100.0 14.42 78.4 3.98 21.6 0.54 3.0 0.35 1.9 0.92 5.0 0.41 2.2 1.75 9.5

Professional and business services industry

21.37 100.0 17.39 81.3 3.99 18.7 0.71 3.3 0.44 2.1 0.52 2.4 0.14 0.7 2.18 10.2

Education and health services industry

30.41 100.0 23.33 76.7 7.08 23.3 1.97 6.5 0.64 2.1 1.26 4.2 0.68 2.2 2.52 8.3

Leisure and hospitality industry

13.85 100.0 11.75 84.9 2.10 15.1 0.17 1.2 0.10 0.7 (4)0.28 2.0 0.07 0.5 1.48 10.7

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 equal to or greater than 30 percent.

Last Modified Date: December 17, 2021