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Table 2. Civilian workers, by occupational and industry group


Table 2.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation:
Civilian workers, by occupational and industry group, March 2011
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                      Benefit costs                    
                                                                                                                       
                                                  Total    Wages                                                       
                    Series                       compen-    and                      Supple-           Retire-  Legally
                                                 sation  salaries   Total    Paid    mental  Insurance  ment   required
                                                                             leave     pay               and   benefits
                                                                                                       savings         
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                
                                                                         Cost per hour worked
                                                
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
Civilian workers(1)............................  $30.07   $20.91    $9.15    $2.09    $0.70    $2.67    $1.36    $2.33 
                                                                                                                       
              Occupational group                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
      Management, professional, and related....   49.81    34.86    14.95     3.97     1.10     4.02     2.59     3.27 
        Management, business, and financial....   56.84    39.30    17.55     5.20     1.86     4.08     2.73     3.69 
        Professional and related...............   47.23    33.23    14.00     3.52      .82     4.00     2.54     3.12 
          Teachers(2)..........................   53.81    38.54    15.26     2.75      .14     5.31     3.96     3.11 
            Primary, secondary, and special                                                                            
             education school teachers.........   53.82    38.06    15.76     2.49      .15     6.01     4.21     2.90 
          Registered nurses....................   48.68    33.82    14.87     4.00     1.61     3.73     1.99     3.54 
      Sales and office.........................   22.54    15.87     6.68     1.48      .45     2.21      .77     1.77 
        Sales and related......................   20.88    15.58     5.31     1.14      .48     1.43      .52     1.75 
        Office and administrative support......   23.50    16.04     7.47     1.67      .44     2.66      .92     1.78 
      Service..................................   16.48    11.70     4.78      .91      .30     1.41      .64     1.52 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                             
       maintenance.............................   31.27    21.11    10.16     1.72      .88     2.83     1.65     3.08 
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                             
         fishing, and forestry(3)..............   31.35    20.99    10.36     1.31      .92     2.67     2.03     3.43 
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..   31.19    21.23     9.95     2.13      .84     2.99     1.27     2.71 
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                         
       moving..................................   23.98    15.91     8.07     1.43      .83     2.62      .91     2.28 
        Production.............................   24.66    16.27     8.39     1.57      .99     2.73      .82     2.28 
        Transportation and material moving.....   23.35    15.58     7.78     1.30      .67     2.53     1.00     2.28 
                                                                                                                       
                Industry group                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
      Education and health services............   34.97    24.41    10.56     2.48      .44     3.41     1.88     2.36 
        Educational services...................   42.68    29.58    13.10     2.68      .15     4.71     3.06     2.51 
          Elementary and secondary schools.....   42.47    29.29    13.18     2.27      .15     5.13     3.26     2.37 
          Junior colleges, colleges, and                                                                               
            universities.......................   45.84    31.70    14.14     3.78      .14     4.33     3.05     2.84 
        Health care and social assistance......   29.39    20.66     8.72     2.33      .65     2.47     1.03     2.25 
          Hospitals............................   37.51    25.04    12.46     3.28     1.10     3.82     1.61     2.65 
                                                
                                                                     Percent of total compensation
                                                
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
Civilian workers(1)............................   100.0     69.6     30.4      7.0      2.3      8.9      4.5      7.8 
                                                                                                                       
              Occupational group                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
      Management, professional, and related....   100.0     70.0     30.0      8.0      2.2      8.1      5.2      6.6 
        Management, business, and financial....   100.0     69.1     30.9      9.1      3.3      7.2      4.8      6.5 
        Professional and related...............   100.0     70.4     29.6      7.5      1.7      8.5      5.4      6.6 
          Teachers(2)..........................   100.0     71.6     28.4      5.1       .3      9.9      7.4      5.8 
            Primary, secondary, and special                                                                            
             education school teachers.........   100.0     70.7     29.3      4.6       .3     11.2      7.8      5.4 
          Registered nurses....................   100.0     69.5     30.5      8.2      3.3      7.7      4.1      7.3 
      Sales and office.........................   100.0     70.4     29.6      6.5      2.0      9.8      3.4      7.9 
        Sales and related......................   100.0     74.6     25.4      5.5      2.3      6.8      2.5      8.4 
        Office and administrative support......   100.0     68.2     31.8      7.1      1.9     11.3      3.9      7.6 
      Service..................................   100.0     71.0     29.0      5.5      1.8      8.5      3.9      9.2 
      Natural resources, construction, and                                                                             
       maintenance.............................   100.0     67.5     32.5      5.5      2.8      9.0      5.3      9.8 
        Construction, extraction, farming,                                                                             
         fishing, and forestry(3)..............   100.0     67.0     33.0      4.2      2.9      8.5      6.5     11.0 
        Installation, maintenance, and repair..   100.0     68.1     31.9      6.8      2.7      9.6      4.1      8.7 
      Production, transportation, and material                                                                         
       moving..................................   100.0     66.3     33.7      6.0      3.4     10.9      3.8      9.5 
        Production.............................   100.0     66.0     34.0      6.4      4.0     11.1      3.3      9.3 
        Transportation and material moving.....   100.0     66.7     33.3      5.6      2.9     10.8      4.3      9.8 
                                                                                                                       
                Industry group                                                                                         
                                                                                                                       
      Education and health services............   100.0     69.8     30.2      7.1      1.2      9.8      5.4      6.7 
        Educational services...................   100.0     69.3     30.7      6.3       .3     11.0      7.2      5.9 
          Elementary and secondary schools.....   100.0     69.0     31.0      5.3       .4     12.1      7.7      5.6 
          Junior colleges, colleges, and                                                                               
            universities.......................   100.0     69.2     30.8      8.2       .3      9.5      6.7      6.2 
        Health care and social assistance......   100.0     70.3     29.7      7.9      2.2      8.4      3.5      7.7 
          Hospitals............................   100.0     66.8     33.2      8.7      2.9     10.2      4.3      7.1 

  1 Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy excluding households and the public sector excluding the Federal
government.
  2 Includes postsecondary teachers; primary, secondary, and special education teachers; and other teachers and
instructors.
  3 Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations were combined with construction and extraction occupational group as of
December 2006.

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