Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry

Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry, 2013-2014 annual averages
Occupation and industry 2013 2014
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

$1,132 $1,121 $1,112 $1,135 $1,137 $1,132 $1,129 $1,139

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,208 1,202 1,223 1,207 1,227 1,246 1,243 1,226

Management occupations

1,285 1,305 1,329 1,280 1,295 1,333 1,333 1,292

Business and financial operations occupations

1,091 1,086 1,082 1,092 1,107 1,135 1,131 1,104

Professional and related occupations

1,071 1,102 1,087 1,067 1,078 1,117 1,112 1,068

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,365 1,248 1,271 1,371 1,368 1,288 1,277 1,373

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,365 1,269 1,313 1,369 1,377 1,416 1,424 1,370

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,152 1,233 1,200 1,149 1,168 1,271 1,276 1,141

Community and social service occupations

847 990 984 813 858 1,017 1,010 822

Legal occupations

1,253 1,325 1,355 1,248 1,271 1,208 1,333 1,270

Education, training, and library occupations

937 1,068 1,048 836 953 1,077 1,069 851

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

988 1,243 1,191 974 956 1,130 1,110 946

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

1,048 1,185 1,170 1,031 1,033 1,128 1,115 1,020

Service occupations

493 746 742 467 505 762 751 482

Healthcare support occupations

491 576 579 485 498 569 558 493

Protective service occupations

783 1,104 1,082 645 833 1,107 1,093 687

Food preparation and serving related occupations

416 538 535 413 439 535 525 433

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

475 635 628 448 480 644 633 456

Personal care and service occupations

481 529 538 476 487 591 583 480

Sales and office occupations

659 774 773 646 666 788 788 654

Sales and related occupations

708 705 702 708 705 728 724 704

Office and administrative support occupations

638 791 790 620 651 801 801 632

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

747 1,054 1,032 693 756 1,076 1,062 705

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

448 - - 445 429 - - 423

Construction and extraction occupations

732 1,069 1,043 675 756 1,095 1,078 697

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

821 1,045 1,027 772 821 1,064 1,057 782

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

621 810 805 598 642 838 830 614

Production occupations

623 790 782 604 646 825 824 620

Transportation and material moving occupations

619 838 834 590 637 850 836 608

INDUSTRY

Private sector

751 892 887 739 763 907 900 753

Agriculture and related industries

496 - - 496 502 - - 501

Nonagricultural industries

754 892 887 743 767 907 901 756

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,119 1,075 995 1,130 1,136 1,150 1,176 1,130

Construction

762 1,096 1,081 713 775 1,123 1,108 724

Manufacturing

816 841 831 814 812 861 854 807

Durable goods

863 881 868 862 840 888 886 833

Nondurable goods

747 790 789 739 765 808 795 761

Wholesale and retail trade

638 668 666 636 641 669 670 638

Wholesale trade

800 840 826 798 818 772 773 821

Retail trade

602 622 624 601 602 641 643 600

Transportation and utilities

824 1,015 1,003 773 826 1,011 1,009 785

Transportation and warehousing

777 975 970 732 780 947 947 748

Utilities

1,104 1,183 1,160 1,078 1,156 1,275 1,283 1,078

Information(4)

980 1,095 1,072 970 1,040 1,115 1,090 1,029

Publishing, except Internet

908 - - 912 1,068 - - 1,081

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

969 - - 937 1,021 - - 993

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

897 - - 895 902 - - 879

Telecommunications

1,129 1,162 1,155 1,123 1,145 1,143 1,114 1,151

Financial activities

905 875 930 905 941 879 884 942

Finance and insurance

963 898 1,013 962 989 880 893 991

Finance

992 - 1,273 988 1,012 862 889 1,014

Insurance

928 - 854 929 959 - - 960

Real estate and rental and leasing

734 849 853 728 768 876 869 762

Professional and business services

907 889 896 907 915 805 851 918

Professional and technical services

1,172 1,169 1,165 1,173 1,199 1,081 1,145 1,203

Management, administrative, and waste services

$576 $800 $798 $567 $580 $743 $735 $575

Education and health services

765 894 897 752 777 926 925 763

Educational services

879 970 964 851 902 967 978 879

Health care and social assistance

741 823 837 732 750 893 886 740

Leisure and hospitality

492 605 611 487 505 636 624 500

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

629 636 646 627 650 688 683 642

Accommodation and food services

460 582 591 453 481 602 591 478

Accommodation

571 622 625 559 544 639 639 522

Food services and drinking places

432 530 535 430 465 496 485 465

Other services(4)

634 816 797 627 644 871 843 636

Other services, except private households

660 825 801 654 671 887 865 662

Public sector

910 999 994 839 927 1,014 1,014 850

Federal government

1,098 1,043 1,055 1,139 1,103 1,050 1,072 1,136

State government

868 959 951 806 886 967 966 821

Local government

879 1,003 992 757 899 1,026 1,020 780

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.

- Data not shown where base is less than 50,000.
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 as well as those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 23, 2015