You May Be Making 30% More Than You Think

If you have a have a job that includes benefits, you might want to think twice before criticizing your boss for being cheap. The latest research from the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics shows that the average U.S. worker earns $20.67 per hour, but additional benefit costs to the employer average $9.04. Total employer costs for each employee average $29.71 these days. That's an additional dollar more in benefits you're making now than you were three months ago.