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Average Hourly Compensation (wages and benefits)
The Bureau of Labor Statistics conducts the National Compensation Survey which provides quarterly data measuring level of average costs per hour worked. NCS is a survey of employers, which gathers data on both wages and benefits, including health insurance, pensions and paid leave. It is used to generate data on benefits, and to estimate the Employment Cost Index, which is used as an indicator by the Federal Reserve Board, as well as to generate data on changes in employer costs.
U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employer Costs for Employee Compensation for Total Civilian compensation for All occupations and Total Civilian compensation for Transportation and material moving occupations, available at http://www.bls.gov/ncs/ect/#tables.