November 8, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

New York City's "pay premium" from 1990 to 2009

Employment and wages for employees in New York City, by selected industry, 1990 and 2009
Industry Employment Average annual wages
1990 2009 1990 2009

Total (1)

3,488,340 3,568,105 $34,381 $73,845


112,261 117,331 37,494 69,160

Education and health services

457,465 701,754 26,332 47,843

Financial activities

507,241 426,660 52,227 183,925


589,209 547,961 32,603 55,860


164,989 148,479 46,824 102,579

Leisure and hospitality

209,895 304,332 19,106 35,621

Other services

121,976 141,960 21,437 42,119

Professional and business services

474,743 550,036 40,665 91,489

Trade, transportation, and utilities

584,995 535,873 30,010 48,005

(1) Total includes the natural resources and mining supersector and the manufacturing supersector which are not shown separately because data are not available for these industries for Richmond County.

These data are featured in the TED article, New York City's "pay premium" from 1990 to 2009.




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