HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
43. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry
Occupation and industry 2014 2015
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

$791 $970 $965 $763 $809 $980 $975 $776

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,137 1,132 1,129 1,139 1,158 1,152 1,148 1,160

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,227 1,246 1,243 1,226 1,258 1,273 1,291 1,257

Management occupations

1,295 1,333 1,333 1,292 1,351 1,386 1,380 1,349

Business and financial operations occupations

1,107 1,135 1,131 1,104 1,137 1,108 1,132 1,138

Professional and related occupations

1,078 1,117 1,112 1,068 1,112 1,140 1,132 1,103

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,368 1,288 1,277 1,373 1,428 1,388 1,327 1,434

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,377 1,416 1,424 1,370 1,424 1,393 1,399 1,427

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,168 1,271 1,276 1,141 1,206 1,249 1,266 1,187

Community and social service occupations

858 1,017 1,010 822 889 1,014 1,008 855

Legal occupations

1,271 1,208 1,333 1,270 1,391 1,551 1,547 1,373

Education, training, and library occupations

953 1,077 1,069 851 956 1,095 1,074 860

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

956 1,130 1,110 946 1,001 1,228 1,212 984

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

1,033 1,128 1,115 1,020 1,041 1,211 1,194 1,014

Service occupations

505 762 751 482 509 753 742 489

Healthcare support occupations

498 569 558 493 498 544 546 495

Protective service occupations

833 1,107 1,093 687 796 1,031 1,029 687

Food preparation and serving related occupations

439 535 525 433 441 515 512 436

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

480 644 633 456 486 648 628 469

Personal care and service occupations

487 591 583 480 498 515 521 496

Sales and office occupations

666 788 788 654 673 810 801 662

Sales and related occupations

705 728 724 704 716 702 710 716

Office and administrative support occupations

651 801 801 632 656 831 821 639

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

756 1,076 1,062 705 761 1,070 1,052 711

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

429 - - 423 464 - - 460

Construction and extraction occupations

756 1,095 1,078 697 749 1,082 1,064 695

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

821 1,064 1,057 782 839 1,066 1,051 799

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

642 838 830 614 656 850 842 622

Production occupations

646 825 824 620 663 824 826 635

Transportation and material moving occupations

637 850 836 608 646 876 859 610

INDUSTRY

Private sector

763 907 900 753 776 917 912 765

Agriculture and related industries

502 - - 501 522 - - 519

Nonagricultural industries

767 907 901 756 781 918 913 769

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,136 1,150 1,176 1,130 1,162 - 1,170 1,162

Construction

775 1,123 1,108 724 784 1,099 1,093 743

Manufacturing

812 861 854 807 839 876 868 833

Durable goods

840 888 886 833 872 889 881 871

Nondurable goods

765 808 795 761 776 849 841 768

Wholesale and retail trade

641 669 670 638 653 673 671 652

Wholesale trade

818 772 773 821 841 876 863 840

Retail trade

602 641 643 600 610 621 622 609

Transportation and utilities

826 1,011 1,009 785 843 1,007 1,003 803

Transportation and warehousing

780 947 947 748 790 980 977 754

Utilities

1,156 1,275 1,283 1,078 1,133 1,194 1,188 1,116

Information(4)

1,040 1,115 1,090 1,029 1,102 1,260 1,242 1,077

Publishing, except Internet

1,068 - - 1,081 1,098 - - 1,102

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

1,021 - - 993 996 - - 935

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

902 - - 879 980 - - 968

Telecommunications

1,145 1,143 1,114 1,151 1,162 1,212 1,208 1,148

Financial activities

941 879 884 942 964 915 924 964

Finance and insurance

989 880 893 991 1,024 983 1,004 1,024

Finance

1,012 862 889 1,014 1,061 923 1,082 1,060

Insurance

959 - - 960 973 988 981 973

Real estate and rental and leasing

768 876 869 762 782 891 893 772

Professional and business services

915 805 851 918 951 874 906 953

Professional and technical services

1,199 1,081 1,145 1,203 1,256 1,297 1,268 1,255

Management, administrative, and waste services

580 743 735 575 605 684 672 603

Education and health services

777 926 925 763 787 962 946 768

Educational services

902 967 978 879 918 1,025 1,015 896

Health care and social assistance

750 893 886 740 754 916 904 742

Leisure and hospitality

505 636 624 500 515 606 592 511

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

650 688 683 642 657 672 680 655

Accommodation and food services

481 602 591 478 492 579 558 489

Accommodation

544 639 639 522 546 645 639 532

Food services and drinking places

465 496 485 465 480 492 490 480

Other services(4)

644 871 843 636 684 903 879 677

Other services, except private households

671 887 865 662 710 916 900 703

Public sector

927 1,014 1,014 850 944 1,029 1,023 878

Federal government

1,103 1,050 1,072 1,136 1,113 1,058 1,064 1,159

State government

886 967 966 821 909 988 982 867

Local government

899 1,026 1,020 780 914 1,043 1,033 783

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-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).

 

Last Modified Date: February 10, 2016