Nearly A Third Of Employers’ Costs Per Worker Goes To Benefits

March 25, 2013 6:10 am

We spotted an interesting statistic today – we have always heard this from people looking for jobs: “the pay is good – and benefits?” – remember this – 31 percent of employer’s costs per worker goes towards benefits. It varies across industries, but that number – one-third – is a good representative number. (Source)

Health insurance is the big one, eating up some 8.5 percent of all the benefits. (Here are the actual numbers – the average employer costs for each worker per hour was $30.84. Of that total, $21.35 or 69% was for wages and salaries, the remainder went to benefits)

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