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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 [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

All workers

37.24 100.0 26.36 70.8 10.88 29.2 2.74 7.4 1.26 3.4 2.80 7.5 1.28 3.4 2.80 7.5

1-99 workers

31.03 100.0 23.12 74.5 7.91 25.5 1.92 6.2 0.76 2.4 1.96 6.3 0.75 2.4 2.52 8.1

1-49 workers

30.02 100.0 22.67 75.5 7.35 24.5 1.79 6.0 0.70 2.3 1.75 5.8 0.64 2.1 2.47 8.2

50-99 workers

35.18 100.0 24.98 71.0 10.19 29.0 2.44 6.9 0.99 2.8 2.81 8.0 1.21 3.4 2.74 7.8

100 workers or more

45.21 100.0 30.51 67.5 14.70 32.5 3.79 8.4 1.90 4.2 3.88 8.6 1.97 4.3 3.17 7.0

100-499 workers

38.06 100.0 26.63 70.0 11.43 30.0 2.89 7.6 1.31 3.4 3.09 8.1 1.29 3.4 2.86 7.5

500 workers or more

54.80 100.0 35.71 65.2 19.09 34.8 4.99 9.1 2.70 4.9 4.93 9.0 2.87 5.2 3.59 6.6

Goods-producing industries(2)

41.41 100.0 28.03 67.7 13.38 32.3 2.69 6.5 1.78 4.3 3.62 8.8 1.91 4.6 3.38 8.2

1-99 workers

35.23 100.0 25.06 71.1 10.17 28.9 1.84 5.2 1.23 3.5 2.58 7.3 1.31 3.7 3.21 9.1

1-49 workers

33.19 100.0 24.14 72.7 9.05 27.3 1.64 4.9 1.10 3.3 2.17 6.5 1.00 3.0 3.14 9.4

50-99 workers

41.29 100.0 27.78 67.3 13.51 32.7 2.42 5.9 1.64 4.0 3.79 9.2 2.22 5.4 3.44 8.3

100 workers or more

47.14 100.0 30.79 65.3 16.35 34.7 3.47 7.4 2.28 4.8 4.59 9.7 2.47 5.2 3.54 7.5

100-499 workers

43.61 100.0 29.03 66.6 14.58 33.4 2.94 6.7 1.99 4.6 4.18 9.6 2.01 4.6 3.47 7.9

500 workers or more

52.78 100.0 33.60 63.7 19.18 36.3 4.33 8.2 2.75 5.2 5.25 10.0 3.20 6.1 3.65 6.9

Manufacturing industry

41.25 100.0 27.44 66.5 13.81 33.5 3.14 7.6 1.90 4.6 3.94 9.6 1.78 4.3 3.05 7.4

1-99 workers

33.12 100.0 23.35 70.5 9.77 29.5 2.11 6.4 1.24 3.7 2.74 8.3 1.02 3.1 2.66 8.0

1-49 workers

30.79 100.0 22.15 72.0 8.63 28.0 1.80 5.8 1.09 3.5 2.32 7.5 (3)0.84 (3)2.7 2.58 8.4

50-99 workers

37.91 100.0 25.80 68.0 12.12 32.0 2.75 7.2 1.54 4.1 3.59 9.5 1.39 3.7 2.85 7.5

100 workers or more

45.86 100.0 29.75 64.9 16.10 35.1 3.72 8.1 2.27 4.9 4.63 10.1 2.22 4.8 3.27 7.1

100-499 workers

39.81 100.0 26.49 66.5 13.32 33.5 3.07 7.7 1.81 4.5 4.04 10.1 1.38 3.5 3.02 7.6

500 workers or more

53.27 100.0 33.76 63.4 19.51 36.6 4.52 8.5 2.83 5.3 5.35 10.0 3.24 6.1 3.58 6.7

Service-providing industries(4)

36.39 100.0 26.02 71.5 10.38 28.5 2.75 7.6 1.16 3.2 2.63 7.2 1.16 3.2 2.69 7.4

1-99 workers

30.33 100.0 22.80 75.2 7.53 24.8 1.93 6.4 0.68 2.2 1.86 6.1 0.66 2.2 2.40 7.9

1-49 workers

29.53 100.0 22.44 76.0 7.09 24.0 1.82 6.2 0.64 2.2 1.69 5.7 0.59 2.0 2.36 8.0

50-99 workers

33.79 100.0 24.35 72.1 9.44 27.9 2.44 7.2 0.84 2.5 2.59 7.7 0.98 2.9 2.58 7.6

100 workers or more

44.73 100.0 30.44 68.0 14.29 32.0 3.86 8.6 1.81 4.0 3.70 8.3 1.84 4.1 3.08 6.9

100-499 workers

36.55 100.0 25.97 71.1 10.58 28.9 2.88 7.9 1.12 3.1 2.79 7.6 1.10 3.0 2.69 7.4

500 workers or more

55.24 100.0 36.17 65.5 19.06 34.5 5.14 9.3 2.70 4.9 4.86 8.8 2.80 5.1 3.58 6.5

Trade, transportation, and utilities industry

31.67 100.0 22.57 71.3 9.10 28.7 2.08 6.6 0.97 3.1 2.38 7.5 1.16 3.7 2.52 7.9

1-99 workers

28.40 100.0 21.29 75.0 7.11 25.0 1.63 5.8 0.74 2.6 1.71 6.0 0.66 2.3 2.38 8.4

1-49 workers

27.98 100.0 21.21 75.8 6.77 24.2 1.57 5.6 0.71 2.5 1.56 5.6 0.57 2.0 2.36 8.5

50-99 workers

29.91 100.0 21.57 72.1 8.34 27.9 1.88 6.3 0.85 2.8 2.25 7.5 0.95 3.2 2.42 8.1

100 workers or more

35.90 100.0 24.23 67.5 11.67 32.5 2.65 7.4 1.27 3.6 3.24 9.0 1.81 5.0 2.70 7.5

100-499 workers

30.45 100.0 21.29 69.9 9.16 30.1 2.06 6.8 1.00 3.3 2.53 8.3 1.16 3.8 2.40 7.9

500 workers or more

49.55 100.0 31.59 63.7 17.96 36.3 4.11 8.3 1.95 3.9 5.02 10.1 3.43 6.9 3.44 7.0

Wholesale trade industry

42.92 100.0 30.52 71.1 12.40 28.9 3.26 7.6 1.61 3.7 3.01 7.0 1.38 3.2 3.14 7.3

1-99 workers

42.54 100.0 30.82 72.5 11.72 27.5 3.08 7.2 1.51 3.5 2.83 6.7 1.16 2.7 3.14 7.4

1-49 workers

42.05 100.0 30.67 72.9 11.39 27.1 2.95 7.0 1.42 3.4 2.74 6.5 1.15 2.7 3.13 7.4

100 workers or more

43.72 100.0 29.91 68.4 13.81 31.6 3.64 8.3 1.82 4.2 3.36 7.7 1.82 4.2 3.15 7.2

100-499 workers

44.44 100.0 30.73 69.2 13.70 30.8 3.70 8.3 1.66 3.7 3.33 7.5 1.82 4.1 3.20 7.2

Retail trade industry

22.51 100.0 17.19 76.4 5.32 23.6 1.13 5.0 0.56 2.5 1.33 5.9 0.44 1.9 1.87 8.3

1-99 workers

21.46 100.0 16.94 78.9 4.52 21.1 0.93 4.3 0.44 2.0 1.01 4.7 0.29 1.4 1.85 8.6

1-49 workers

21.35 100.0 17.04 79.8 4.31 20.2 0.91 4.3 0.43 2.0 0.88 4.1 0.24 1.1 1.85 8.7

50-99 workers

21.90 100.0 16.60 75.8 5.29 24.2 1.00 4.6 0.45 2.0 1.53 7.0 0.49 2.2 1.83 8.4

100 workers or more

24.08 100.0 17.55 72.9 6.53 27.1 1.43 5.9 0.74 3.1 1.80 7.5 0.65 2.7 1.91 7.9

100-499 workers

23.80 100.0 17.34 72.9 6.46 27.1 1.40 5.9 0.73 3.1 1.79 7.5 0.64 2.7 1.90 8.0

Transportation and warehousing industry

40.77 100.0 26.97 66.2 13.80 33.8 2.98 7.3 1.31 3.2 3.98 9.8 2.21 5.4 3.32 8.1

1-99 workers

29.92 100.0 21.64 72.3 8.28 27.7 1.75 5.8 0.57 1.9 2.18 7.3 0.78 2.6 2.99 10.0

1-49 workers

28.90 100.0 21.16 73.2 7.74 26.8 1.64 5.7 0.49 1.7 2.02 7.0 0.62 2.1 2.96 10.3

100 workers or more

47.61 100.0 30.33 63.7 17.28 36.3 3.76 7.9 1.77 3.7 5.11 10.7 3.11 6.5 3.52 7.4

100-499 workers

39.63 100.0 25.97 65.5 13.66 34.5 2.75 6.9 1.37 3.5 4.23 10.7 1.97 5.0 3.33 8.4

Information industry

58.89 100.0 39.34 66.8 19.56 33.2 5.60 9.5 2.61 4.4 4.96 8.4 2.56 4.3 3.82 6.5

1-99 workers

44.32 100.0 30.86 69.6 13.46 30.4 3.78 8.5 1.57 3.5 3.34 7.5 1.67 3.8 3.10 7.0

100 workers or more

69.18 100.0 45.32 65.5 23.86 34.5 6.89 10.0 3.35 4.8 6.11 8.8 3.18 4.6 4.32 6.2

100-499 workers

57.65 100.0 38.97 67.6 18.68 32.4 5.41 9.4 2.03 3.5 5.37 9.3 2.02 3.5 3.85 6.7

500 workers or more

82.09 100.0 52.43 63.9 29.66 36.1 8.55 10.4 4.84 5.9 6.94 8.5 4.48 5.5 4.85 5.9

Financial activities industry

54.04 100.0 36.73 68.0 17.30 32.0 4.57 8.5 3.11 5.8 4.47 8.3 1.84 3.4 3.30 6.1

1-99 workers

45.03 100.0 32.19 71.5 12.84 28.5 3.32 7.4 1.92 4.3 3.57 7.9 1.18 2.6 2.84 6.3

1-49 workers

43.89 100.0 31.46 71.7 12.43 28.3 3.16 7.2 1.93 4.4 3.46 7.9 1.09 2.5 2.78 6.3

100 workers or more

64.46 100.0 41.99 65.1 22.47 34.9 6.02 9.3 4.49 7.0 5.52 8.6 2.61 4.0 3.83 5.9

100-499 workers

60.20 100.0 41.03 68.2 19.17 31.8 5.51 9.2 2.52 4.2 5.21 8.7 2.24 3.7 3.70 6.1

500 workers or more

68.19 100.0 42.83 62.8 25.35 37.2 6.47 9.5 6.21 9.1 5.78 8.5 2.94 4.3 3.95 5.8

Professional and business services industry

45.36 100.0 32.66 72.0 12.70 28.0 3.65 8.1 1.58 3.5 2.87 6.3 1.35 3.0 3.25 7.2

1-99 workers

41.72 100.0 31.09 74.5 10.63 25.5 3.04 7.3 1.01 2.4 2.55 6.1 0.91 2.2 3.13 7.5

1-49 workers

39.73 100.0 29.95 75.4 9.78 24.6 2.77 7.0 0.89 2.2 2.31 5.8 0.78 2.0 3.02 7.6

50-99 workers

50.48 100.0 36.11 71.5 14.37 28.5 4.19 8.3 1.52 3.0 3.58 7.1 1.46 2.9 3.61 7.1

100 workers or more

48.98 100.0 34.23 69.9 14.75 30.1 4.27 8.7 2.15 4.4 3.19 6.5 1.78 3.6 3.37 6.9

100-499 workers

43.38 100.0 31.33 72.2 12.05 27.8 3.65 8.4 1.43 3.3 2.76 6.4 1.10 2.5 3.10 7.1

500 workers or more

55.02 100.0 37.35 67.9 17.67 32.1 4.93 9.0 2.92 5.3 3.64 6.6 2.52 4.6 3.66 6.7

Education and health services industry

38.68 100.0 27.34 70.7 11.33 29.3 3.33 8.6 0.84 2.2 3.17 8.2 1.23 3.2 2.76 7.1

1-99 workers

31.74 100.0 23.80 75.0 7.94 25.0 2.39 7.5 0.33 1.0 2.12 6.7 0.64 2.0 2.45 7.7

1-49 workers

31.77 100.0 24.23 76.3 7.54 23.7 2.36 7.4 0.30 1.0 1.82 5.7 0.60 1.9 2.46 7.7

50-99 workers

31.63 100.0 22.46 71.0 9.17 29.0 2.45 7.8 0.42 1.3 3.08 9.7 0.79 2.5 2.43 7.7

100 workers or more

44.84 100.0 30.49 68.0 14.35 32.0 4.16 9.3 1.29 2.9 4.11 9.2 1.75 3.9 3.04 6.8

100-499 workers

33.49 100.0 24.35 72.7 9.14 27.3 2.74 8.2 0.63 1.9 2.58 7.7 0.70 2.1 2.48 7.4

500 workers or more

53.99 100.0 35.44 65.6 18.55 34.4 5.31 9.8 1.82 3.4 5.33 9.9 2.60 4.8 3.48 6.5

Educational services industry

50.27 100.0 36.44 72.5 13.83 27.5 3.85 7.7 0.33 0.7 3.95 7.9 2.31 4.6 3.39 6.7

1-99 workers

35.91 100.0 27.85 77.6 8.06 22.4 1.89 5.3 0.11 0.3 2.12 5.9 1.15 3.2 2.79 7.8

100 workers or more

61.43 100.0 43.13 70.2 18.31 29.8 5.37 8.7 0.50 0.8 5.37 8.7 3.21 5.2 3.85 6.3

100-499 workers

52.64 100.0 37.99 72.2 14.65 27.8 4.54 8.6 (3)0.35 (3)0.7 4.37 8.3 1.88 3.6 3.51 6.7

500 workers or more

67.36 100.0 46.59 69.2 20.77 30.8 5.94 8.8 0.60 0.9 6.05 9.0 4.11 6.1 4.07 6.0

Health care and social assistance industry

37.09 100.0 26.10 70.4 10.99 29.6 3.26 8.8 0.91 2.5 3.07 8.3 1.09 2.9 2.68 7.2

1-99 workers

31.22 100.0 23.29 74.6 7.92 25.4 2.45 7.8 0.36 1.2 2.12 6.8 0.58 1.9 2.41 7.7

1-49 workers

31.40 100.0 23.83 75.9 7.57 24.1 2.42 7.7 0.32 1.0 1.84 5.9 0.58 1.8 2.41 7.7

50-99 workers

30.55 100.0 21.40 70.1 9.14 29.9 2.53 8.3 0.49 1.6 3.13 10.2 0.59 1.9 2.40 7.9

100 workers or more

42.41 100.0 28.64 67.5 13.77 32.5 3.99 9.4 1.41 3.3 3.92 9.2 1.54 3.6 2.92 6.9

100-499 workers

30.99 100.0 22.57 72.8 8.42 27.2 2.51 8.1 0.67 2.2 2.35 7.6 0.55 1.8 2.35 7.6

500 workers or more

51.85 100.0 33.65 64.9 18.20 35.1 5.21 10.0 2.02 3.9 5.22 10.1 2.36 4.6 3.39 6.5

Leisure and hospitality industry

16.91 100.0 13.66 80.8 3.25 19.2 0.51 3.0 0.23 1.4 0.70 4.1 0.17 1.0 1.64 9.7

1-99 workers

16.20 100.0 13.30 82.1 2.91 17.9 0.42 2.6 0.19 1.2 0.58 3.6 0.12 0.7 1.60 9.9

1-49 workers

15.80 100.0 13.04 82.6 2.76 17.4 0.36 2.3 0.19 1.2 0.54 3.4 0.08 0.5 1.57 10.0

50-99 workers

18.79 100.0 14.91 79.4 3.88 20.6 0.81 4.3 (3)0.21 1.1 0.79 4.2 (3)0.32 (3)1.7 1.76 9.4

100 workers or more

21.34 100.0 15.95 74.7 5.39 25.3 1.05 4.9 0.45 2.1 1.48 6.9 0.52 2.5 1.89 8.8

100-499 workers

20.23 100.0 15.58 77.0 4.65 23.0 0.86 4.2 0.50 2.4 1.06 5.3 0.32 1.6 1.91 9.4

500 workers or more

24.34 100.0 16.93 69.6 7.41 30.4 1.59 6.5 0.33 1.4 2.59 10.6 (3)1.06 4.4 1.84 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) The relative standard error for this estimate is equal to or greater than 30 percent.
(4) 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.

Last Modified Date: December 17, 2021