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Specific fringe benefits, 1987–2011 (2011 dollars)

Voluntary benefits Payroll taxes Total nonwage compensation
Pension Health* Subtotal
Real hourly benefits
1987 $0.91 $2.24 $3.15 $2.15 $5.30
1989 0.74 2.33 3.06 2.24 5.30
1995 0.76 2.10 2.86 2.32 5.18
2000 0.77 1.84 2.61 2.18 4.79
2007 0.95 2.26 3.21 2.40 5.60
2011 1.00 2.31 3.31 2.31 5.62
Annual dollar change
1989–2000 $0.00 -$0.04 -$0.04 $0.00 -$0.05
1989–1995 0.00 -0.04 -0.03 0.01 -0.02
1995–2000 0.00 -0.05 -0.05 -0.03 -0.08
2000–2007 0.03 0.06 0.09 0.03 0.12
2007–2011 0.01 0.01 0.03 -0.02 0.00
Annual percent change
1989–2000 0.4% -2.1% -1.5% -0.2% -0.9%
1989–1995 0.5 -1.7 -1.2 0.6 -0.4
1995–2000 0.3 -2.6 -1.8 -1.3 -1.6
2000–2007 3.0 3.0 3.0 1.3 2.3
2007–2011 1.4 0.5 0.8 -0.9 0.1

* Deflated by medical care price index

Note: Data are for March.

Source: Authors' analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics National Compensation Survey–Employment Cost Trends

Updated May 14, 2012

Documentation and methodology

Table is based on ECEC data described in note to Table 4.2.

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