Table B-8. Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted(1)

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-8. Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry Average hourly earnings Average weekly earnings
May
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
May
2015(p)
May
2014
Mar.
2015
Apr.
2015(p)
May
2015(p)

Total private

$20.55 $20.88 $20.91 $20.97 $692.54 $703.66 $702.58 $706.69

Goods-producing

21.56 21.83 21.86 21.89 896.90 899.40 900.63 899.68

Mining and logging

26.83 26.46 26.27 26.40 1,261.01 1,222.45 1,205.79 1,206.48

Construction

24.65 25.10 25.13 25.20 978.61 988.94 990.12 990.36

Manufacturing

19.53 19.77 19.80 19.82 824.17 826.39 827.64 828.48

Durable goods

20.67 20.86 20.86 20.90 882.61 878.21 878.21 879.89

Nondurable goods

17.64 17.96 18.03 18.02 728.53 743.54 746.44 746.03

Private service-providing

20.34 20.67 20.71 20.77 659.02 669.71 671.00 672.95

Trade, transportation, and utilities

18.25 18.54 18.55 18.60 613.20 622.94 623.28 626.82

Wholesale trade

23.15 23.52 23.54 23.65 895.91 907.87 908.64 910.53

Retail trade

14.38 14.62 14.66 14.71 429.96 438.60 439.80 441.30

Transportation and warehousing

20.54 20.76 20.71 20.68 790.79 803.41 801.48 804.45

Utilities

32.77 33.99 33.88 34.10 1,382.89 1,454.77 1,439.90 1,456.07

Information

28.62 28.51 28.74 28.89 1,027.46 1,026.36 1,034.64 1,040.04

Financial activities

24.60 25.15 25.19 25.29 902.82 933.07 934.55 940.79

Professional and business services

24.24 24.54 24.60 24.69 862.94 868.72 865.92 871.56

Education and health services

21.58 21.94 21.97 22.02 690.56 702.08 705.24 706.84

Leisure and hospitality

12.03 12.35 12.38 12.39 303.16 308.75 309.50 309.75

Other services

18.41 18.79 18.77 18.86 567.03 576.85 574.36 579.00

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2014 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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