Compensation costs increase across occupational groups in 2015
February 04, 2016
Compensation costs for civilian workers increased 2.0 percent for the 12-month period ending in December 2015. Wages and salaries increased 2.1 percent and benefit costs increased 1.7 percent. Wages and salaries make up about 70 percent of compensation costs, while benefits make up the remaining 30 percent.
|Occupational group||Total compensation||Wages and salaries||Benefits|
Management, professional, and related
Sales and office
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
Production, transportation, and material moving
Among occupational groups, compensation costs increased the most for production, transportation, and material moving occupations, rising 2.6 percent for the year ending in December 2015. This change was the result of a 2.7-percent increase in benefits costs and a 2.4-percent increase in costs for wages and salaries. Compensation costs for natural resource, construction, and maintenance occupations increased 1.5 percent over the year, as costs for benefits in this group rose 0.6 percent.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Compensation costs increase across occupational groups in 2015 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2016/compensation-costs-increase-across-occupational-groups-in-2015.htm (visited August 11, 2020).
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