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June 10, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employer costs for employee compensation in March 2011

Total compensation, wages and salaries, and benefits costs per hour worked, selected metropolitan areas and the United States, private industry, March 2011
Metropolitan Area Total compensation Wages and salaries Benefits

San Jose-San Francisco-Oakland, CA CSA

$41.42 $28.82 $12.60

United States

$28.10 $19.85 $8.25

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL MSA

$23.29 $17.04 $6.25

These data are featured in the TED article, Employer costs for employee compensation in March 2011.


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