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News Release: County Estimates of Compensation by Industry, 2003–2005

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County Estimates of Compensation by Industry, 2003–2005

Today, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released county estimates of compensation by industry for 2003–2005. The estimates for 2003–2004 have been revised to incorporate newly available source data; the estimates for 2005 are released for the first time.

Compensation—the sum of wage and salary disbursements and supplements to wages and salaries—is a key statistic in the personal income account. The estimates of compensation by industry cover 114 industries and aggregates for 3,111 counties. In addition to the county estimates, BEA also is releasing compensation by industry for metropolitan areas, metropolitan divisions, micropolitan areas, combined statistical areas, and BEA economic areas. A sample table for Los Angeles County, California is attached. Tables for all areas for 1998–2005 can be accessed interactively at www.bea.gov/bea/regional/reis.

Tables presenting the comprehensive measure of personal income for local areas—including CA05, Personal Income by Major Source and Earnings by Industry—will be released April 26, 2007.

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NOTE: The metropolitan area, metropolitan division, micropolitan area, and combined statistical area definitions used for this release incorporate the statistical area definition updates published by the Office of Management and Budget December 5, 2005 (OMB Bulletin No. 06–01).

Compensation of Employees by Industry for Los Angeles County, California, 2003–2005
[Thousands of dollars]
  2003 2004 2005
D. Not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information, but the estimates for this item are included in the total.
1. The estimates of compensation for 2003–2005 are based on the 2002 North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).
2. Total average compensation per job is compensation of employees received divided by total full–time and part–time wage and salary employment.
3. "Other" consists of the wage and salary disbursements of U.S. residents employed by international organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
Compensation of employees, received 1/ 225,089,326 238,535,790 249,222,285
Total wage and salary disbursements 184,029,912 193,748,711 201,651,773
Total supplements to wages and salaries 41,059,414 44,787,079 47,570,512
 Employer contributions for employee pension and insurance funds 26,714,489 29,224,857 31,247,608
 Employer contributions for government social insurance 14,344,925 15,562,222 16,322,904
Total average compensation per job (dollars) 2/ 52,000 55,005 57,133
 Compensation of employees by industry    
 Farm compensation 173,407 185,810 198,329
 Nonfarm compensation 224,915,919 238,349,980 249,023,956
  Private compensation 188,262,135 200,230,364 209,478,022
   Forestry, fishing, related activities, and other 3/ 85,935 84,471 95,693
    Forestry and logging 2,609 2,162 2,517
    Fishing, hunting, and trapping 5,369 6,781 8,164
    Agriculture and forestry support activities 55,908 53,424 62,722
    Other 3/ 22,049 22,104 22,290
   Mining 576,770 778,234 728,599
    Oil and gas extraction 427,952 642,267 577,972
    Mining (except oil and gas) 48,943 44,692 43,518
    Support activities for mining 99,875 91,275 107,109
   Utilities 1,218,713 1,362,937 1,531,784
   Construction 7,431,571 8,161,989 8,993,465
    Construction of buildings 1,999,566 2,225,232 2,446,449
    Heavy and civil engineering construction 1,135,802 1,159,440 1,246,902
    Specialty trade contractors 4,296,203 4,777,317 5,300,114
   Manufacturing 28,972,278 29,822,197 30,410,790
    Durable goods manufacturing 18,467,700 19,120,582 19,539,777
     Wood product manufacturing 207,687 215,697 211,608
     Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 468,301 486,472 450,168
     Primary metal manufacturing 502,445 518,219 549,858
     Fabricated metal product manufacturing 2,440,094 2,466,991 2,595,384
     Machinery manufacturing 1,403,869 1,377,807 1,380,945
     Computer and electronic product manufacturing 5,432,191 5,877,644 6,244,945
     Electrical equipment and appliance manufacturing 658,437 747,477 683,670
     Motor vehicles, bodies and trailers, and parts manufacturing 933,002 (D) (D)
     Other transportation equipment manufacturing 3,817,583 (D) (D)
     Furniture and related product manufacturing 1,128,763 1,270,299 1,211,293
     Miscellaneous manufacturing 1,475,328 1,430,930 1,543,747
    Nondurable goods manufacturing 10,504,578 10,701,615 10,871,013
     Food manufacturing 2,328,149 2,233,071 2,278,618
     Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 324,107 307,299 352,001
     Textile mills 355,145 381,425 375,904
     Textile product mills 280,806 267,372 264,986
     Apparel manufacturing 2,084,625 2,187,234 2,203,821
     Leather and allied product manufacturing 112,926 122,223 137,319
     Paper manufacturing 730,017 704,675 719,459
     Printing and related support activities 1,333,217 1,376,602 1,386,401
     Petroleum and coal products manufacturing 583,932 649,300 720,867
     Chemical manufacturing 1,495,059 1,544,328 1,560,572
     Plastics and rubber products manufacturing 876,595 928,086 871,065
   Wholesale trade 13,038,824 13,819,833 14,887,922
   Retail trade 14,326,979 15,075,264 15,664,088
    Motor vehicle and parts dealers 2,759,782 2,862,148 3,029,336
    Furniture and home furnishings stores 589,169 625,145 656,418
    Electronics and appliance stores 986,145 1,045,134 1,134,483
    Building material and garden supply stores 860,555 970,638 1,038,599
    Food and beverage stores 2,605,560 2,691,041 2,790,589
    Health and personal care stores 1,163,585 1,174,888 1,187,696
    Gasoline stations 315,271 352,536 350,727
    Clothing and clothing accessories stores 1,442,507 1,717,613 1,736,126
    Sporting goods, hobby, book and music stores 680,620 716,173 680,777
    General merchandise stores 1,554,224 1,579,762 1,674,558
    Miscellaneous store retailers 1,031,335 834,927 848,248
    Nonstore retailers 338,226 505,259 536,531
   Transportation and warehousing 8,255,978 8,491,074 8,697,552
    Air transportation 1,737,570 1,721,427 1,541,563
    Rail transportation 280,284 295,405 301,839
    Water transportation 91,858 94,001 100,731
    Truck transportation 1,483,529 1,467,473 1,483,347
    Transit and ground passenger transportation 399,295 387,552 444,325
    Pipeline transportation 64,515 65,058 69,882
    Scenic and sightseeing transportation 30,474 11,243 11,447
    Support activities for transportation 2,464,844 2,609,207 2,838,690
    Couriers and messengers 926,615 995,740 1,020,417
    Warehousing and storage 776,994 843,968 885,311
   Information 18,431,309 20,597,975 20,958,425
    Publishing industries, except Internet 1,655,651 1,696,908 1,653,783
    Motion picture and sound recording industries 11,578,094 13,193,176 13,222,584
    Broadcasting, except Internet 1,847,596 2,035,500 2,165,191
    Internet publishing and broadcasting 228,525 219,465 279,549
    Telecommunications 2,129,907 2,299,887 2,299,903
    ISPs, search portals, and data processing 935,031 1,093,101 1,269,094
    Other information services 56,505 59,938 68,321
   Finance and insurance 15,219,090 16,631,781 18,155,368
    Monetary authorities - central bank 63,613 61,912 69,479
    Credit intermediation and related activities 5,695,147 5,905,751 6,673,492
    Securities, commodity contracts, investments 4,394,895 5,265,902 5,892,805
    Insurance carriers and related activities 4,888,772 5,234,609 5,294,452
    Funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles 176,663 163,607 225,140
   Real estate and rental and leasing 3,925,186 4,236,018 4,547,567
    Real estate 2,807,708 3,082,094 3,358,866
    Rental and leasing services 951,974 1,041,108 1,075,334
    Lessors of nonfinancial intangible assets 165,504 112,816 113,367
   Professional and technical services 20,447,916 21,540,780 23,070,894
   Management of companies and enterprises 6,063,179 6,531,816 6,783,195
   Administrative and waste services 8,807,134 8,979,423 9,448,102
    Administrative and support services 8,403,682 8,510,925 8,926,377
    Waste management and remediation services 403,452 468,498 521,725
   Educational services 3,759,594 3,977,446 4,225,074
   Health care and social assistance 17,973,256 19,139,171 19,987,367
    Ambulatory health care services 8,473,842 8,938,960 9,461,736
    Hospitals 5,835,682 6,413,030 6,760,829
    Nursing and residential care facilities 1,879,314 1,939,033 1,830,140
    Social assistance 1,784,418 1,848,148 1,934,662
   Arts, entertainment, and recreation 6,697,653 7,223,975 7,019,208
    Performing arts and spectator sports 5,466,784 5,917,549 5,647,479
    Museums, historical sites, zoos, and parks 182,758 183,465 196,362
    Amusement, gambling, and recreation 1,048,111 1,122,961 1,175,367
   Accommodation and food services 6,279,186 6,695,613 7,009,010
    Accommodation 1,170,638 1,276,185 1,334,045
    Food services and drinking places 5,108,548 5,419,428 5,674,965
   Other services, except public administration 6,751,584 7,080,367 7,263,919
    Repair and maintenance 1,558,869 1,640,412 1,752,649
    Personal and laundry services 1,499,718 1,553,816 1,601,514
    Membership associations and organizations 2,560,187 2,676,914 2,690,391
    Private households 1,132,810 1,209,225 1,219,365
  Government and government enterprises 36,653,784 38,119,616 39,545,934
   Federal, civilian 4,407,297 4,741,066 4,827,746
   Military 838,463 898,753 1,007,324
   State and local 31,408,024 32,479,797 33,710,864
    State government 4,364,452 4,551,720 4,624,793
    Local government 27,043,572 27,928,077 29,086,071