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Table 8. Private industry workers by metropolitan areas

Table 8. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for private industry workers by metropolitan areas [Mar. 2020]
Area(1) Total compensation(2) Wages and salaries Total benefits
Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent Cost ($) Percent

Northeast Region

Boston-Worcester-Providence, MA-RI-NH-CT CSA

41.80 100.0 28.82 69.0 12.98 31.0

New York-Newark, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA

45.29 100.0 31.21 68.9 14.07 31.1

Philadelphia-Reading-Camden, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA

33.46 100.0 23.20 69.3 10.26 30.7

South Region

Atlanta-Athens-Clarke County-Sandy Springs, GA CSA

35.66 100.0 24.97 70.0 10.69 30.0

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA

34.48 100.0 24.60 71.3 9.88 28.7

Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA

39.85 100.0 28.98 72.7 10.87 27.3

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Port St. Lucie, FL CSA

27.42 100.0 19.73 72.0 7.69 28.0

Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA CSA

39.45 100.0 28.53 72.3 10.91 27.7

Midwest Region

Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA

39.31 100.0 27.20 69.2 12.11 30.8

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA

37.37 100.0 24.95 66.8 12.42 33.2

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA

38.47 100.0 27.08 70.4 11.39 29.6

West Region

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA

38.42 100.0 27.18 70.8 11.24 29.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

36.75 100.0 25.48 69.3 11.27 30.7

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

57.99 100.0 40.84 70.4 17.15 29.6

Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA

42.92 100.0 29.87 69.6 13.05 30.4

Footnotes
(1) These areas include Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs). Beginning with the March 2019 release, area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 13-01, dated February 28, 2013. Previous area definitions are based on Office of Management and Budget Bulletin No. 04-03, dated February 18, 2004. For more information on metropolitan area definitions, see www.census.gov/programs-surveys/metro-micro.html.
(2) Includes costs for wages and salaries and benefits.

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Last Modified Date: June 19, 2020