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Employer/Payroll

Payroll Costs by Industry
Labor Market Commute Area
 2016, 1st Qtr  
Industry Qtly Wages Avg
  Wkly Wage
Manufacturing $ 402,016,623 $ 927.42
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction $ 172,161,970 $ 1,289.89
Transportation and Warehousing $ 111,251,990 $ 966.40
Health care and social assistance $ 453,718,350 $ 596.17

Source: Texas Workforce Commission, Quarterly Employment & Wages, August 2016
Labor Market Commute Area is 12 Counties: Camp, Cass, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Morris, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Wood.

 



WORKERS COMPENSATION  (1)  
Basis of Rates per $100 Payroll  
Average Cost for Fabricated Products (code 4452) $3.72
Average Cost for Machinery Manufacturing (code 3507) $3.95
Average Cost for Metal Goods Manufacturing (code 3066) $5.00
Average Cost for Office Workers (code 8810)  $0.23
Maximum Weekly Benefit (10/01/15-09/30/16) (2) $913

(1) Rates from Texas Worker's Compensation Rate Guide using 7/1/2016 relativities, February 2017
Payments on Workers Compensation premiums are determined by individual insurance companies. Rates shown are based on payroll for policy year.

(2) Figure from Tx Dept of Insurance, Maximum and Minimum Weekly Benefits Table,, October 2016 - September 2017

 

Unemployment Insurance
Taxable Base $9,000
Percentage Rates: (1)  
   Minimum Rate .59%
   Maximum Rate 8.21%
   Average Rate 1.64%
   Average Experience Rate 1.51%
Maximum Weekly Benefit (2) $493
 

Source: Texas Workforce Commission,
(1) www.twc.state.tx.us/businesses/unemployment-insurance-tax-rates, February 2017
(2) www.twc.state.tx.us/jobseekers/eligibility-benefit-amounts#benefitAmounts, February 2017

Texas is a Right-to-Work state. Longview has fewer than 10 companies with union representation.

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