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Table 5. Private industry, by major occupational group and bargaining status


Table 5.   Employer costs per hour worked for employee compensation and costs as a percent of total compensation: Private industry workers, by major occupational group and bargaining unit status, March 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                   Occupational group                                                            Bargaining unit status        
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                        Management,                                                   Natural           Production,                                            
                 Compensation                           All            professional,           Sales                                 resources,       transportation,                                          
                   component                          workers               and                 and               Service          construction,            and                Union              Nonunion     
                                                                          related              office                                   and               material                                             
                                                                                                                                    maintenance            moving                                              
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                   Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent     Cost    Percent 
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Total compensation.............................   $28.10    100.0     $50.08    100.0     $22.02    100.0     $13.98    100.0     $30.93    100.0     $23.70    100.0     $37.68    100.0     $27.08    100.0  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  Wages and salaries...........................    19.85     70.7      35.44     70.8      15.75     71.6      10.54     75.4      21.14     68.3      15.80     66.7      23.02     61.1      19.51     72.1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  Total benefits...............................     8.25     29.3      14.64     29.2       6.26     28.4       3.44     24.6       9.79     31.7       7.90     33.3      14.67     38.9       7.56     27.9  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Paid leave.................................     1.92      6.8       4.23      8.5       1.38      6.3        .59      4.2       1.57      5.1       1.39      5.9       2.77      7.3       1.83      6.7  
      Vacation.................................      .98      3.5       2.18      4.4        .68      3.1        .30      2.1        .82      2.7        .72      3.0       1.42      3.8        .93      3.4  
      Holiday..................................      .60      2.1       1.28      2.6        .44      2.0        .19      1.3        .51      1.7        .48      2.0        .81      2.2        .58      2.1  
      Sick.....................................      .24       .9        .56      1.1        .18       .8        .08       .6        .15       .5        .14       .6        .38      1.0        .23       .8  
      Personal.................................      .09       .3        .21       .4        .07       .3        .03       .2        .08       .3        .05       .2        .15       .4        .09       .3  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Supplemental pay...........................      .76      2.7       1.46      2.9        .48      2.2        .25      1.8        .92      3.0        .84      3.5       1.16      3.1        .72      2.7  
      Overtime and premium(1)..................      .25       .9        .17       .3        .14       .6        .13       .9        .65      2.1        .52      2.2        .73      1.9        .20       .7  
      Shift differentials......................      .07       .2        .14       .3        .02       .1        .05       .3        .05       .1        .09       .4        .18       .5        .06       .2  
      Nonproduction bonuses....................      .44      1.6       1.15      2.3        .31      1.4        .07       .5        .22       .7        .24      1.0        .25       .7        .46      1.7  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Insurance..................................     2.26      8.0       3.43      6.9       1.99      9.1        .94      6.7       2.63      8.5       2.53     10.7       4.94     13.1       1.97      7.3  
      Life.....................................      .04       .2        .08       .2        .03       .1      (2)       (3)         .05       .2        .04       .2        .08       .2        .04       .1  
      Health...................................     2.12      7.5       3.17      6.3       1.90      8.6        .91      6.5       2.47      8.0       2.39     10.1       4.63     12.3       1.85      6.8  
      Short-term disability....................      .05       .2        .08       .2        .03       .2      (2)       (3)         .08       .3        .06       .2        .14       .4        .04       .1  
      Long-term disability.....................      .04       .2        .10       .2        .03       .1      (2)       (3)         .03       .1        .05       .2        .09       .2        .04       .1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Retirement and savings.....................     1.00      3.5       2.04      4.1        .64      2.9        .22      1.6       1.52      4.9        .85      3.6       2.64      7.0        .82      3.0  
      Defined benefit..........................      .42      1.5        .72      1.4        .20       .9        .09       .7       1.01      3.3        .49      2.1       1.92      5.1        .26      1.0  
      Defined contribution.....................      .58      2.1       1.32      2.6        .44      2.0        .13       .9        .51      1.7        .36      1.5        .72      1.9        .56      2.1  
                                                                                                                                                                                                               
    Legally required benefits..................     2.31      8.2       3.47      6.9       1.77      8.0       1.43     10.2       3.15     10.2       2.28      9.6       3.16      8.4       2.22      8.2  
      Social Security and Medicare.............     1.66      5.9       2.89      5.8       1.32      6.0        .92      6.6       1.79      5.8       1.36      5.7       2.02      5.4       1.62      6.0  
        Social Security(4).....................     1.33      4.7       2.30      4.6       1.06      4.8        .74      5.3       1.45      4.7       1.10      4.6       1.63      4.3       1.30      4.8  
        Medicare...............................      .33      1.2        .59      1.2        .25      1.2        .17      1.2        .34      1.1        .26      1.1        .39      1.0        .32      1.2  
      Federal unemployment insurance...........      .03       .1        .03       .1        .03       .2        .04       .3        .03       .1        .03       .1        .03       .1        .03       .1  
      State unemployment insurance.............      .20       .7        .20       .4        .18       .8        .17      1.2        .25       .8        .23      1.0        .26       .7        .19       .7  
      Workers' compensation....................      .42      1.5        .34       .7        .24      1.1        .31      2.2       1.09      3.5        .67      2.8        .86      2.3        .38      1.4  

  1 Includes premium pay for work in addition to the regular work schedule (such as overtime, weekends, and holidays).
  2 Cost per hour worked is $0.01 or less.
  3 Less than .05 percent.
  4 Comprises the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) program.

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Last Modified Date: October 31, 2020