Employer costs for employee compensation averaged $30.80 perhour worked in September 2012, according to the U.S. Bureau ofLabor Statistics. Wages and salaries averaged $21.32 per hourworked and accounted for 69.2 percent of these costs, whilebenefits averaged $9.48 and accounted for the remaining 30.8percent.

Total employer compensation costs for private industry workersaveraged $28.95 per hour worked in September 2012.

Employer Costs for Employee Compensation, a product of theNational Compensation Survey, measures employer costs for wages,salaries and employee benefits for non-farm private and state andlocal government workers.

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