Comparisons of full- and part-time hourly earnings, 2007

July 28, 2009

In 2007, full-time workers nearly always earned more per hour than part-time workers. In some occupations, however, hourly wages were actually higher for part-time workers.

Selected occupations in which part-time hourly earnings are greater than full-time hourly earnings, civilian workers, 2007
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There were 12 occupations in which average hourly earnings for part-time workers exceeded those of full-time workers in 2007. Notably, part-time speech-language pathologists earned $63.52 per hour, compared with $33.20 for their full-time counterparts. Among computer systems analysts, part-time workers earned $60.10 per hour and full-time workers earned $37.64 per hour.

Nationally, mean hourly earnings for full-time civilian workers were $21.08, compared with $11.34 for their part-time counterparts.

These data are from the National Compensation Survey. To learn more, see "A Comparison of Hourly Wage Rates for Full- and Part-Time Workers by Occupation, 2007" (HTML), in the July issue of Compensation and Working Conditions Online.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Comparisons of full- and part-time hourly earnings, 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jul/wk4/art02.htm (visited October 02, 2014).

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