HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
43. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry
Occupation and industry 2010 2011
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

Total full-time wage and salary workers

$747 $917 $911 $717 $756 $938 $934 $729

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,063 1,059 1,055 1,064 1,082 1,090 1,082 1,082

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,155 1,138 1,145 1,156 1,160 1,169 1,171 1,159

Management occupations

1,230 1,161 1,187 1,231 1,237 1,287 1,300 1,232

Business and financial operations occupations

1,036 1,082 1,048 1,035 1,038 999 999 1,042

Professional and related occupations

1,008 1,047 1,040 998 1,029 1,074 1,064 1,017

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,289 1,062 1,074 1,311 1,305 1,156 1,169 1,324

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,255 1,238 1,285 1,252 1,315 1,304 1,325 1,314

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,062 1,166 1,160 1,038 1,108 1,229 1,218 1,085

Community and social service occupations

802 980 955 759 813 993 1,000 771

Legal occupations

1,213 1,329 1,358 1,199 1,277 1,222 1,376 1,273

Education, training, and library occupations

913 1,023 1,008 811 919 1,038 1,020 814

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

920 999 1,015 915 929 1,179 1,152 910

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

986 1,095 1,098 967 995 1,132 1,125 975

Service occupations

479 723 707 447 486 742 732 455

Healthcare support occupations

471 514 503 467 487 519 518 484

Protective service occupations

747 995 980 629 757 1,008 1,004 627

Food preparation and serving related occupations

406 508 503 402 409 504 500 405

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

446 595 590 421 465 635 626 431

Personal care and service occupations

455 575 564 440 453 534 527 444

Sales and office occupations

631 752 745 621 638 775 771 624

Sales and related occupations

666 683 678 665 670 660 669 670

Office and administrative support occupations

619 762 754 607 623 803 791 608

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

719 1,013 1,006 664 732 1,016 1,008 676

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

416 - - 412 430 - - 426

Construction and extraction occupations

709 1,029 1,019 633 717 1,017 1,010 647

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

794 1,005 1,001 745 806 1,036 1,021 767

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

599 817 809 564 609 798 794 582

Production occupations

599 811 801 569 605 781 778 583

Transportation and material moving occupations

599 824 816 557 614 813 808 580

INDUSTRY

Private sector

717 864 855 703 729 878 875 716

Agriculture and related industries

465 - - 463 483 - - 481

Nonagricultural industries

721 865 856 707 732 879 875 721

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,032 1,076 1,053 1,026 1,064 1,030 1,005 1,069

Construction

735 1,051 1,046 692 746 1,059 1,037 698

Manufacturing

767 828 817 759 787 836 835 780

Durable goods

806 878 866 796 818 889 887 809

Nondurable goods

700 760 749 690 737 771 771 729

Wholesale and retail trade

612 669 657 610 613 622 622 612

Wholesale trade

777 770 774 777 759 798 773 758

Retail trade

575 613 608 572 578 591 592 577

Transportation and utilities

823 1,000 994 765 805 987 985 762

Transportation and warehousing

765 934 928 725 763 941 939 726

Utilities

1,102 1,199 1,193 1,014 1,081 1,132 1,132 1,027

Information(4)

912 1,018 998 895 940 1,122 1,117 916

Publishing, except Internet

876 - - 871 910 - - 902

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

917 - - 893 965 - - 926

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

821 - - 814 834 - - 834

Telecommunications

987 1,039 1,023 974 987 1,113 1,109 950

Financial activities

849 806 799 852 866 824 822 866

Finance and insurance

902 819 829 905 907 819 826 908

Finance

902 - 870 903 910 - 820 911

Insurance

902 - - 908 899 - - 900

Real estate and rental and leasing

702 786 713 701 736 836 815 734

Professional and business services

855 751 754 859 880 872 883 880

Professional and technical services

1,124 1,157 1,147 1,123 1,149 1,193 1,211 1,149

Management, administrative, and waste services

542 598 592 536 569 706 693 562

Education and health services

731 849 846 717 736 870 878 722

Educational services

852 900 875 846 858 938 942 833

Health care and social assistance

698 817 823 686 706 801 809 697

Leisure and hospitality

469 580 575 461 479 607 605 473

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

616 636 632 614 612 632 625 611

Accommodation and food services

430 530 524 424 447 594 594 441

Accommodation

508 547 553 502 515 598 596 508

Food services and drinking places

417 517 509 416 427 585 592 424

Other services(4)

615 866 862 609 626 917 901 619

Other services, except private households

636 880 874 627 654 960 919 643

Public sector

878 961 956 801 895 981 977 810

Federal government

1,012 977 987 1,040 1,063 1,038 1,043 1,092

State government

829 922 917 769 852 956 946 785

Local government

854 971 962 743 861 973 967 743

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
(2) Data refer to both union members and workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.
(3) Data refer to workers who are neither members of a union nor represented by a union on their job.
(4) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

NOTE: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-time wage and salary workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000). Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of 2010 Census occupational classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Occupational data for 2011 are not strictly comparable with earlier years.

Last Modified Date: March 1, 2012