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Supplemental pay averaged 3.5 percent of total compensation costs in December 2016 

March 28, 2017
In December 2016, supplemental pay for private industry workers averaged $1.15 per hour worked, or 3.5 percent of total compensation costs. Supplemental pay varied widely by major occupational group, ranging from $2.53 per hour worked for management, professional, and related workers to $0.24 for service workers. Full Text »
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