FAQs About Benefits—Retirement Issues

What do retirement plans cost employers?

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Employer Costs of Retirement Plans

 Plan Cost
per Hour
Percentage
of Payroll
1991 $0.65 4.0%
1992 $0.67 3.9%
1993 $0.70 3.9%
1994 $0.73 4.0%
1995 $0.70 3.9%
1996 $0.75 4.0%
1997 $0.75 3.9%
1998 $0.75 3.8%
1999 $0.76 3.7%
2000 $0.77 3.6%
2001 $0.78 3.5%
2002 $0.80 3.5%
2003 $0.88 3.6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.


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