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Table 15. Private industry, by Census region and selected metropolitan area

Table 15. Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total
compensation: private industry workers, by Census region and selected metropolitan area,(1) March
2018
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                      Total           Wages and       Total benefits 
                                                   compensation        salaries                      
      Census region and metropolitan area                                                            
                                                                                                     
                                                  Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent   Cost    Percent
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Northeast                                                                                            
                                                                                                     
  Boston-Worcester-Manchester, MA-NH CSA.......  $43.32    100.0   $29.60     68.3   $13.73     31.7 
                                                                                                     
  New York-Newark-Bridgeport, NY-NJ-CT-PA CSA..   45.61    100.0    30.47     66.8    15.14     33.2 
                                                                                                     
  Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD CSA   36.48    100.0    24.96     68.4    11.52     31.6 
                                                                                                     
South                                                                                                
                                                                                                     
  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville, GA-AL CSA    34.17    100.0    23.94     70.1    10.23     29.9 
                                                                                                     
  Dallas-Fort Worth, TX CSA....................   33.27    100.0    24.07     72.3     9.20     27.7 
                                                                                                     
  Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX CSA...........   39.03    100.0    27.76     71.1    11.26     28.9 
                                                                                                     
  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA..   31.32    100.0    22.40     71.5     8.92     28.5 
                                                                                                     
  Washington-Baltimore-Northern Virginia,                                                            
     DC-MD-VA-WV CSA...........................   38.97    100.0    27.74     71.2    11.23     28.8 
                                                                                                     
Midwest                                                                                              
                                                                                                     
  Chicago-Naperville-Michigan City, IL-IN-WI                                                         
     CSA.......................................   35.84    100.0    24.83     69.3    11.01     30.7 
                                                                                                     
  Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI CSA.................   37.85    100.0    25.13     66.4    12.72     33.6 
                                                                                                     
  Minneapolis-St. Paul-St. Cloud, MN-WI CSA....   36.23    100.0    25.95     71.6    10.28     28.4 
                                                                                                     
West                                                                                                 
                                                                                                     
  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA CSA.....   36.96    100.0    26.30     71.2    10.66     28.8 
                                                                                                     
  Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ MSA..............   37.19    100.0    26.24     70.6    10.95     29.4 
                                                                                                     
  San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA.......   56.92    100.0    39.81     69.9    17.12     30.1 
                                                                                                     
  Seattle-Tacoma-Olympia, WA CSA...............   43.38    100.0    29.90     68.9    13.48     31.1 

  1 The Consolidated Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) are defined
by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 2003 area definitions.  For more information on the area
definitions, visit www.census.gov/population/metro/data/pastmetro.html.

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Last Modified Date: June 08, 2018