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April 27, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Labor costs in the auto industry

Average hourly compensation costs, automotive workers and nonautomotive workers, private manufacturing industries, 2009
Sector Total compensation Wages Benefits Health

Automotive

$36.98 $22.19 $14.79 $4.76

Nonautomotive

$24.92 $16.26 $8.66 $2.73

These data are featured in the TED article, Labor costs in the auto industry.

 

Average hourly compensation costs in current and 1996 dollars, auto workers and other blue-collar workers, private manufacturing industries, 19962009
Current dollars 1996 dollars

Year

Automotive industry Nonautomotive industries Automotive industry Nonautomotive industries

1996

$27.40 $16.94 $27.40 $16.94

1997

$29.85 $17.44 $29.05 $16.97

1998

$30.90 $17.76 $29.67 $17.04

1999

$31.46 $18.02 $29.69 $17.00

2000

$33.45 $18.68 $30.42 $16.99

2001

$31.93 $19.66 $28.21 $17.37

2002

$33.20 $20.37 $28.91 $17.74

2003

$35.82 $21.28 $30.27 $17.99

2004

$39.68 $21.47 $32.97 $17.84

2005

$40.18 $22.73 $32.37 $18.31

2006

$40.15 $23.07 $31.29 $17.98

2007

$38.68 $23.50 $29.32 $17.82

2008

$39.68 $24.21 $28.93 $17.65

2009

$36.98 $24.92 $27.07 $18.24

These data are featured in the TED article, Labor costs in the auto industry.