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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. 2019]
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

(3)41.49 (3)100.0 (3)28.46 (3)68.6 (3)13.03 (3)31.4

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

(3)43.39 (3)100.0 (3)29.81 (3)68.7 (3)13.58 (3)31.3

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

(3)36.33 (3)100.0 (3)24.88 (3)68.5 (3)11.46 (3)31.5

South Region

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

(3)35.82 (3)100.0 (3)25.03 (3)69.9 (3)10.79 (3)30.1

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA

(3)34.47 (3)100.0 (3)24.73 (3)71.7 (3)9.74 (3)28.3

Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA

(3)39.41 (3)100.0 (3)28.37 (3)72.0 (3)11.04 (3)28.0

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

(3)28.48 (3)100.0 (3)20.31 (3)71.3 (3)8.17 (3)28.7

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

(3)37.41 (3)100.0 (3)26.66 (3)71.3 (3)10.74 (3)28.7

Midwest Region

Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA

(3)35.42 (3)100.0 (3)24.68 (3)69.7 (3)10.74 (3)30.3

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA

(3)35.60 (3)100.0 (3)24.04 (3)67.5 (3)11.56 (3)32.5

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA

(3)37.98 (3)100.0 (3)26.68 (3)70.3 (3)11.30 (3)29.7

West Region

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA

(3)39.36 (3)100.0 (3)28.26 (3)71.8 (3)11.10 (3)28.2

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

(3)36.51 (3)100.0 (3)25.56 (3)70.0 (3)10.95 (3)30.0

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

(3)53.65 (3)100.0 (3)37.46 (3)69.8 (3)16.20 (3)30.2

Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA

(3)42.57 (3)100.0 (3)29.67 (3)69.7 (3)12.90 (3)30.3

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.
(3) See Footnote 6 on http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/mapnote.htm

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Last Modified Date: June 18, 2019