Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
ECT XYZ Program Links

Table 8. Private industry workers by metropolitan areas

Table 8. Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for private industry workers by metropolitan areas [Mar. 2021]
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

43.70 100.0 30.27 69.3 13.42 30.7

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

47.40 100.0 32.26 68.1 15.14 31.9

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

35.70 100.0 25.24 70.7 10.46 29.3

South Region

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

35.93 100.0 25.50 71.0 10.43 29.0

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA

32.66 100.0 23.03 70.5 9.63 29.5

Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA

39.50 100.0 28.53 72.2 10.97 27.8

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

31.34 100.0 23.32 74.4 8.01 25.6

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

46.32 100.0 33.10 71.5 13.22 28.5

Midwest Region

Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA

42.73 100.0 29.32 68.6 13.41 31.4

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA

40.54 100.0 27.20 67.1 13.34 32.9

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA

38.45 100.0 26.69 69.4 11.76 30.6

West Region

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA

40.05 100.0 28.16 70.3 11.89 29.7

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

33.51 100.0 23.25 69.4 10.26 30.6

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

55.47 100.0 38.67 69.7 16.80 30.3

Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA

47.05 100.0 33.15 70.5 13.90 29.5

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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: June 17, 2021