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The cost per hour of life, health, and disability insurance averaged $2.35, according to the BLS. Legally required benefits such as Social Security, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation averaged $2.22 an hour. Benefits such as vacations, holidays, and sick leave averaged $1.95 an hour, and retirement and savings benefits averaged $1.22 per hour. Overtime and nonproduction bonuses averaged 72 cents per hour.