U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (03/14/12)
As of December 2011, private sector employers spent an average of $28.57 per hour worked on the cost of employee compensation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wages and salaries averaged $20.14 per hour worked, while employee benefits averaged $8.43 per hour worked. Costs for workers’ compensation averaged $0.41 per hour worked. Costs for state unemployment insurance averaged $0.21 per hour worked, while costs for federal unemployment insurance averaged just $0.02 per hour worked.