Independent space from ARIN

Stephen Sprunk stephen at
Wed Apr 16 20:41:34 UTC 2003

Thus spake <Valdis.Kletnieks at>
> I've seen places that have "salary" in one category, and "fringe
> benefits" is everything else - employer contributions to medical
> insurance, retirement plans, Social Security, workmen's comp
> insurance, and so on.
> How (or even whether) it adds up to 40% of salary I admit to not
> knowing.

It's commonly accepted among HR types that benefits for a full-time employee
cost 30% to 60% of their salary, depending on how generous the benefits are
and whether the company can get volume discounts.  ARIN's numbers seem
consistent with standard practice.


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