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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. 2022]
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

45.48 100.0 31.51 69.3 13.97 30.7

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

47.56 100.0 32.67 68.7 14.89 31.3

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

38.28 100.0 27.02 70.6 11.26 29.4

South Region

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

39.20 100.0 27.88 71.1 11.32 28.9

Dallas-Fort Worth, TX-OK CSA

37.19 100.0 26.24 70.6 10.95 29.4

Houston-The Woodlands, TX CSA

37.54 100.0 27.40 73.0 10.14 27.0

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

31.35 100.0 23.14 73.8 8.21 26.2

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

47.76 100.0 34.17 71.5 13.59 28.5

Midwest Region

Chicago-Naperville, IL-IN-WI CSA

46.64 100.0 32.02 68.7 14.62 31.3

Detroit-Warren-Ann Arbor, MI CSA

43.77 100.0 29.03 66.3 14.74 33.7

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN-WI CSA

41.21 100.0 28.04 68.0 13.17 32.0

West Region

Los Angeles-Long Beach, CA CSA

41.21 100.0 29.07 70.5 12.14 29.5

Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA

35.44 100.0 25.03 70.6 10.41 29.4

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

60.65 100.0 41.94 69.2 18.71 30.8

Seattle-Tacoma, WA CSA

50.16 100.0 34.89 69.6 15.27 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.

Last Modified Date: June 16, 2022