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Table 6. Private industry workers by establishment size and industry group

Table 6. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for private industry workers by establishment size and industry group [June 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

All workers

36.64 100.0 25.89 70.6 10.76 29.4 2.70 7.4 1.25 3.4 2.79 7.6 1.25 3.4 2.77 7.6

1-99 workers

30.51 100.0 22.68 74.3 7.83 25.7 1.90 6.2 0.76 2.5 1.95 6.4 0.74 2.4 2.49 8.2

1-49 workers

29.45 100.0 22.18 75.3 7.28 24.7 1.77 6.0 0.70 2.4 1.75 5.9 0.62 2.1 2.44 8.3

50-99 workers

34.60 100.0 24.62 71.1 9.99 28.9 2.38 6.9 0.97 2.8 2.74 7.9 1.21 3.5 2.68 7.7

100 workers or more

44.52 100.0 30.01 67.4 14.51 32.6 3.73 8.4 1.89 4.2 3.87 8.7 1.90 4.3 3.13 7.0

100-499 workers

37.33 100.0 26.03 69.7 11.30 30.3 2.83 7.6 1.31 3.5 3.08 8.2 1.27 3.4 2.81 7.5

500 workers or more

54.08 100.0 35.30 65.3 18.78 34.7 4.92 9.1 2.65 4.9 4.92 9.1 2.73 5.0 3.56 6.6

Goods-producing industries(2)

41.01 100.0 27.84 67.9 13.17 32.1 2.67 6.5 1.76 4.3 3.59 8.8 1.79 4.4 3.36 8.2

1-99 workers

35.09 100.0 25.01 71.3 10.09 28.7 1.83 5.2 1.22 3.5 2.55 7.3 1.27 3.6 3.22 9.2

1-49 workers

32.81 100.0 24.01 73.2 8.80 26.8 1.61 4.9 1.07 3.3 2.11 6.4 0.87 2.7 3.13 9.5

50-99 workers

41.60 100.0 27.84 66.9 13.76 33.1 2.45 5.9 1.64 4.0 3.81 9.2 2.39 5.7 3.46 8.3

100 workers or more

46.54 100.0 30.49 65.5 16.05 34.5 3.45 7.4 2.26 4.9 4.57 9.8 2.27 4.9 3.50 7.5

100-499 workers

43.03 100.0 28.66 66.6 14.37 33.4 2.91 6.8 1.97 4.6 4.14 9.6 1.94 4.5 3.42 7.9

500 workers or more

51.92 100.0 33.29 64.1 18.63 35.9 4.28 8.2 2.72 5.2 5.23 10.1 2.78 5.3 3.63 7.0

Manufacturing industry

40.71 100.0 27.18 66.8 13.53 33.2 3.11 7.6 1.89 4.6 3.90 9.6 1.60 3.9 3.03 7.4

1-99 workers

32.73 100.0 23.21 70.9 9.51 29.1 2.09 6.4 1.23 3.7 2.64 8.1 0.90 2.8 2.66 8.1

1-49 workers

30.00 100.0 21.89 72.9 8.12 27.1 1.73 5.8 1.06 3.5 2.18 7.3 0.60 2.0 2.55 8.5

50-99 workers

38.09 100.0 25.83 67.8 12.26 32.2 2.81 7.4 1.56 4.1 3.54 9.3 1.49 3.9 2.87 7.5

100 workers or more

45.18 100.0 29.40 65.1 15.78 34.9 3.68 8.1 2.25 5.0 4.61 10.2 1.99 4.4 3.24 7.2

100-499 workers

39.20 100.0 26.06 66.5 13.14 33.5 3.03 7.7 1.79 4.6 4.00 10.2 1.34 3.4 2.99 7.6

500 workers or more

52.30 100.0 33.37 63.8 18.92 36.2 4.45 8.5 2.81 5.4 5.34 10.2 2.78 5.3 3.55 6.8

Service-providing industries(3)

35.75 100.0 25.49 71.3 10.26 28.7 2.71 7.6 1.15 3.2 2.63 7.3 1.14 3.2 2.65 7.4

1-99 workers

29.73 100.0 22.28 74.9 7.45 25.1 1.91 6.4 0.68 2.3 1.85 6.2 0.65 2.2 2.36 7.9

1-49 workers

28.93 100.0 21.89 75.7 7.04 24.3 1.80 6.2 0.64 2.2 1.69 5.9 0.58 2.0 2.33 8.1

50-99 workers

33.03 100.0 23.89 72.3 9.14 27.7 2.37 7.2 0.82 2.5 2.50 7.6 0.95 2.9 2.50 7.6

100 workers or more

44.01 100.0 29.89 67.9 14.12 32.1 3.80 8.6 1.79 4.1 3.69 8.4 1.80 4.1 3.04 6.9

100-499 workers

35.80 100.0 25.32 70.7 10.47 29.3 2.81 7.8 1.14 3.2 2.79 7.8 1.09 3.0 2.65 7.4

500 workers or more

54.56 100.0 35.75 65.5 18.81 34.5 5.07 9.3 2.63 4.8 4.85 8.9 2.72 5.0 3.54 6.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities industry

31.32 100.0 22.24 71.0 9.08 29.0 2.06 6.6 0.99 3.2 2.39 7.6 1.15 3.7 2.49 7.9

1-99 workers

28.06 100.0 21.03 74.9 7.04 25.1 1.62 5.8 0.73 2.6 1.70 6.0 0.65 2.3 2.35 8.4

1-49 workers

27.56 100.0 20.87 75.7 6.69 24.3 1.54 5.6 0.71 2.6 1.55 5.6 0.57 2.1 2.33 8.5

50-99 workers

29.80 100.0 21.57 72.4 8.23 27.6 1.89 6.3 0.83 2.8 2.20 7.4 0.92 3.1 2.39 8.0

100 workers or more

35.30 100.0 23.73 67.2 11.58 32.8 2.61 7.4 1.30 3.7 3.24 9.2 1.77 5.0 2.66 7.5

100-499 workers

29.60 100.0 20.59 69.6 9.01 30.4 2.00 6.8 1.03 3.5 2.51 8.5 1.13 3.8 2.34 7.9

500 workers or more

49.38 100.0 31.47 63.7 17.91 36.3 4.11 8.3 1.96 4.0 5.04 10.2 3.35 6.8 3.45 7.0

Wholesale trade industry

42.30 100.0 29.97 70.8 12.33 29.2 3.22 7.6 1.63 3.9 3.02 7.1 1.36 3.2 3.11 7.3

1-99 workers

42.09 100.0 30.44 72.3 11.65 27.7 3.06 7.3 1.49 3.5 2.86 6.8 1.14 2.7 3.11 7.4

1-49 workers

41.35 100.0 30.03 72.6 11.32 27.4 2.91 7.0 1.41 3.4 2.76 6.7 1.14 2.8 3.09 7.5

100 workers or more

42.73 100.0 28.99 67.8 13.74 32.2 3.55 8.3 1.92 4.5 3.34 7.8 1.83 4.3 3.10 7.2

100-499 workers

43.33 100.0 29.69 68.5 13.64 31.5 3.60 8.3 1.76 4.1 3.30 7.6 1.83 4.2 3.15 7.3

Retail trade industry

22.21 100.0 16.89 76.1 5.32 23.9 1.12 5.1 0.56 2.5 1.34 6.1 0.44 2.0 1.85 8.3

1-99 workers

23.67 100.0 17.13 72.4 6.54 27.6 1.42 6.0 0.76 3.2 1.84 7.8 0.64 2.7 1.89 8.0

1-49 workers

21.17 100.0 16.87 79.7 4.30 20.3 0.90 4.3 0.43 2.0 0.88 4.2 0.25 1.2 1.83 8.7

50-99 workers

21.30 100.0 16.24 76.2 5.07 23.8 0.97 4.6 0.43 2.0 1.43 6.7 0.45 2.1 1.79 8.4

100 workers or more

23.67 100.0 17.13 72.4 6.54 27.6 1.42 6.0 0.76 3.2 1.84 7.8 0.64 2.7 1.89 8.0

100-499 workers

23.39 100.0 16.91 72.3 6.48 27.7 1.39 5.9 0.76 3.3 1.82 7.8 0.63 2.7 1.88 8.0

Transportation and warehousing industry

40.87 100.0 26.94 65.9 13.94 34.1 3.01 7.4 1.34 3.3 4.05 9.9 2.23 5.4 3.31 8.1

1-99 workers

29.25 100.0 21.15 72.3 8.10 27.7 1.68 5.8 0.56 1.9 2.14 7.3 0.76 2.6 2.95 10.1

1-49 workers

28.09 100.0 20.58 73.3 7.51 26.7 1.55 5.5 0.48 1.7 1.97 7.0 0.60 2.1 2.91 10.3

100 workers or more

47.46 100.0 30.21 63.7 17.24 36.3 3.77 7.9 1.78 3.8 5.13 10.8 3.05 6.4 3.51 7.4

100-499 workers

39.06 100.0 25.53 65.4 13.53 34.6 2.71 6.9 1.36 3.5 4.22 10.8 1.95 5.0 3.29 8.4

Information industry

57.30 100.0 38.35 66.9 18.95 33.1 5.31 9.3 2.53 4.4 4.89 8.5 2.49 4.3 3.73 6.5

1-99 workers

43.55 100.0 30.31 69.6 13.24 30.4 3.69 8.5 1.55 3.6 3.31 7.6 1.64 3.8 3.05 7.0

100 workers or more

67.29 100.0 44.19 65.7 23.10 34.3 6.49 9.6 3.24 4.8 6.04 9.0 3.10 4.6 4.23 6.3

100-499 workers

57.00 100.0 38.51 67.6 18.49 32.4 5.32 9.3 1.99 3.5 5.34 9.4 2.04 3.6 3.80 6.7

500 workers or more

79.28 100.0 50.81 64.1 28.47 35.9 7.85 9.9 4.69 5.9 6.86 8.7 4.34 5.5 4.73 6.0

Financial activities industry

52.43 100.0 35.31 67.3 17.12 32.7 4.53 8.6 3.06 5.8 4.44 8.5 1.83 3.5 3.26 6.2

1-99 workers

42.93 100.0 30.10 70.1 12.84 29.9 3.32 7.7 1.95 4.5 3.56 8.3 1.22 2.8 2.80 6.5

1-49 workers

41.03 100.0 28.72 70.0 12.31 30.0 3.14 7.6 1.93 4.7 3.42 8.3 1.10 2.7 2.72 6.6

100 workers or more

63.90 100.0 41.61 65.1 22.29 34.9 5.99 9.4 4.41 6.9 5.50 8.6 2.58 4.0 3.81 6.0

100-499 workers

58.94 100.0 40.08 68.0 18.86 32.0 5.42 9.2 2.49 4.2 5.15 8.7 2.13 3.6 3.66 6.2

500 workers or more

68.07 100.0 42.89 63.0 25.18 37.0 6.47 9.5 6.03 8.9 5.80 8.5 2.95 4.3 3.93 5.8

Professional and business services industry

44.73 100.0 32.18 71.9 12.56 28.1 3.61 8.1 1.56 3.5 2.88 6.4 1.29 2.9 3.22 7.2

1-99 workers

41.12 100.0 30.57 74.4 10.54 25.6 3.01 7.3 1.01 2.4 2.58 6.3 0.85 2.1 3.09 7.5

1-49 workers

39.19 100.0 29.44 75.1 9.75 24.9 2.75 7.0 0.90 2.3 2.38 6.1 0.71 1.8 3.01 7.7

50-99 workers

48.90 100.0 35.15 71.9 13.75 28.1 4.08 8.3 1.42 2.9 3.37 6.9 1.43 2.9 3.44 7.0

100 workers or more

48.39 100.0 33.80 69.8 14.59 30.2 4.22 8.7 2.12 4.4 3.19 6.6 1.72 3.6 3.34 6.9

100-499 workers

42.58 100.0 30.56 71.8 12.01 28.2 3.53 8.3 1.43 3.4 2.82 6.6 1.16 2.7 3.08 7.2

500 workers or more

54.68 100.0 37.30 68.2 17.38 31.8 4.96 9.1 2.86 5.2 3.60 6.6 2.33 4.3 3.62 6.6

Education and health services industry

38.03 100.0 26.83 70.5 11.20 29.5 3.28 8.6 0.85 2.2 3.15 8.3 1.21 3.2 2.71 7.1

1-99 workers

31.16 100.0 23.33 74.9 7.82 25.1 2.35 7.5 0.34 1.1 2.10 6.7 0.64 2.1 2.39 7.7

1-49 workers

31.33 100.0 23.84 76.1 7.49 23.9 2.35 7.5 0.31 1.0 1.81 5.8 0.60 1.9 2.41 7.7

50-99 workers

30.64 100.0 21.80 71.1 8.84 28.9 2.34 7.6 0.44 1.4 2.96 9.7 0.76 2.5 2.34 7.6

100 workers or more

44.06 100.0 29.89 67.8 14.16 32.2 4.09 9.3 1.29 2.9 4.07 9.2 1.72 3.9 2.99 6.8

100-499 workers

32.94 100.0 23.88 72.5 9.06 27.5 2.70 8.2 0.69 2.1 2.55 7.7 0.67 2.0 2.45 7.4

500 workers or more

53.33 100.0 34.90 65.5 18.43 34.5 5.25 9.8 1.80 3.4 5.35 10.0 2.59 4.8 3.45 6.5

Educational services industry

48.86 100.0 35.38 72.4 13.48 27.6 3.77 7.7 0.33 0.7 3.88 7.9 2.19 4.5 3.32 6.8

1-99 workers

35.33 100.0 27.14 76.8 8.18 23.2 2.05 5.8 0.12 0.3 2.13 6.0 1.16 3.3 2.73 7.7

100 workers or more

59.47 100.0 41.84 70.3 17.64 29.7 5.13 8.6 0.49 0.8 5.25 8.8 2.99 5.0 3.77 6.3

100-499 workers

50.83 100.0 37.09 73.0 13.75 27.0 4.11 8.1 (4)0.36 (4)0.7 4.12 8.1 1.69 3.3 3.47 6.8

500 workers or more

65.99 100.0 45.42 68.8 20.57 31.2 5.89 8.9 0.59 0.9 6.10 9.2 3.98 6.0 4.00 6.1

Health care and social assistance industry

36.57 100.0 25.68 70.2 10.90 29.8 3.21 8.8 0.92 2.5 3.05 8.3 1.08 3.0 2.63 7.2

1-99 workers

30.63 100.0 22.86 74.6 7.78 25.4 2.39 7.8 0.37 1.2 2.09 6.8 0.57 1.9 2.35 7.7

1-49 workers

31.08 100.0 23.55 75.8 7.52 24.2 2.41 7.8 0.33 1.1 1.83 5.9 0.58 1.9 2.37 7.6

50-99 workers

29.11 100.0 20.48 70.3 8.63 29.7 2.32 8.0 0.51 1.8 2.98 10.2 0.54 1.9 2.28 7.8

100 workers or more

41.86 100.0 28.19 67.3 13.67 32.7 3.94 9.4 1.41 3.4 3.91 9.3 1.53 3.7 2.88 6.9

100-499 workers

30.55 100.0 22.12 72.4 8.43 27.6 2.51 8.2 0.73 2.4 2.34 7.6 0.54 1.8 2.32 7.6

500 workers or more

51.43 100.0 33.33 64.8 18.10 35.2 5.15 10.0 1.98 3.8 5.23 10.2 2.38 4.6 3.36 6.5

Leisure and hospitality industry

16.53 100.0 13.34 80.7 3.18 19.3 0.50 3.0 0.22 1.3 0.69 4.2 0.17 1.0 1.60 9.7

1-99 workers

15.81 100.0 12.97 82.0 2.84 18.0 0.41 2.6 0.18 1.2 0.57 3.6 0.11 0.7 1.57 9.9

1-49 workers

15.48 100.0 12.76 82.5 2.72 17.5 0.36 2.3 0.18 1.2 0.54 3.5 0.08 0.5 1.55 10.0

50-99 workers

17.68 100.0 14.14 80.0 3.54 20.0 0.69 3.9 0.19 1.1 0.75 4.2 (4)0.25 (4)1.4 1.65 9.3

100 workers or more

21.47 100.0 15.92 74.2 5.55 25.8 1.10 5.1 0.46 2.1 1.53 7.2 0.58 2.7 1.87 8.7

100-499 workers

20.37 100.0 15.59 76.5 4.78 23.5 0.89 4.4 0.53 2.6 1.07 5.3 0.40 2.0 1.89 9.3

500 workers or more

23.81 100.0 16.61 69.8 7.20 30.2 1.55 6.5 0.32 1.3 2.53 10.6 (4)0.98 4.1 1.82 7.6

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.

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Last Modified Date: September 16, 2021