Selected Average Hourly Earnings Data, U.S.

(not seasonally adjusted data)
Average Hourly Earnings
 
Selected Average Hourly Earnings Data
Historical data Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Annual
Avg

Total private

 

2014

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20.50 20.67 20.61 20.56 20.48 20.54 20.51 20.51 20.67 20.70 20.85 20.68 20.61

2015

  20.92 21.01 21.00 20.95 20.92 20.84 20.91 21.02 21.07 21.18 (P) 21.28 (P) 21.16 (P) 21.02

Mining

 

2014

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27.21 27.22 27.15 26.97 27.16 27.07 27.34 27.21 27.37 27.21 27.62 27.10 27.22

2015

  26.82 26.87 26.96 26.54 26.77 26.56 26.76 26.70 27.21 27.04 (P) 27.33    

Coal mining

 

2014

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29.47 29.63 30.31 30.19 30.40 30.52 30.26 30.17 30.26 30.75 30.80 30.86 30.29

2015

  30.81 30.66 31.22 30.05 30.99 30.02 30.34 30.25 31.09 30.45 (P) 30.80    

Oil and gas extraction

 

2014

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30.83 30.31 30.46 30.52 30.57 30.95 32.72 32.09 31.78 31.62 31.57 31.55 31.25

2015

  29.65 29.64 29.95 29.12 29.16 29.46 29.67 29.94 30.79 31.48 (P) 31.81    

Construction

 

2014

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24.33 24.50 24.43 24.53 24.56 24.52 24.71 24.77 24.96 24.93 24.81 24.83 24.67

2015

  24.86 24.66 25.02 25.14 25.17 25.17 25.22 25.35 25.15 25.52 (P) 25.44 (P) 25.49 (P) 25.20

Highway, street & bridge constr.

 

2014

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23.57 23.55 23.71 24.43 24.39 25.04 25.47 25.58 25.79 25.83 25.69 24.89 24.99

2015

  25.40 24.47 25.04 25.81 26.23 26.19 26.47 26.81 26.31 27.25 (P) 26.51    

Manufacturing

 

2014

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19.50 19.49 19.53 19.52 19.51 19.50 19.56 19.56 19.61 19.60 19.66 19.71 19.56

2015

  19.68 19.72 19.78 19.80 19.84 19.85 19.92 19.94 20.10 20.02 (P) 20.06 (P) 20.16 (P) 19.91

Food manufacturing

 

2014

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15.55 15.49 15.50 15.48 15.45 15.45 15.53 15.51 15.59 15.61 15.66 15.72 15.55

2015

  15.62 15.66 15.69 15.72 15.74 15.78 15.83 15.85 16.13 16.15 (P) 16.12 (P) 16.24 (P) 15.88

Apparel

 

2014

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13.30 13.44 13.34 13.09 13.31 13.39 13.49 13.59 13.66 13.69 13.83 14.02 13.51

2015

  13.62 13.82 13.51 13.60 13.63 13.62 13.62 13.55 13.61 13.60 (P) 13.52 (P) 13.81 (P) 13.63

Textile product mills

 

2014

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13.16 13.12 13.25 13.31 13.49 13.33 13.34 13.37 13.37 13.51 13.41 13.52 13.35

2015

  13.42 13.32 13.35 13.14 13.09 13.22 13.25 13.29 13.26 13.26 (P) 13.42 (P) 13.66 (P) 13.31

Chemicals

 

2014

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21.64 21.53 21.47 21.52 21.26 21.52 21.50 21.38 21.51 21.40 21.58 21.55 21.49

2015

  21.59 21.55 21.60 21.66 21.80 21.60 21.80 21.73 22.04 21.82 (P) 21.98 (P) 21.84 (P) 21.75

Primary metals

 

2014

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25.45 25.11 24.94 25.21 25.00 25.17 25.56 25.38 25.37 25.11 25.27 25.34 25.24

2015

  25.26 25.20 25.06 24.83 25.01 24.98 25.11 25.22 25.26 24.84 (P) 24.94 (P) 24.87 (P) 25.05

Aircraft

 

2014

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36.26 36.56 36.92 36.64 37.06 36.94 36.91 37.13 37.70 37.57 37.78 38.17 37.14

2015

  37.36 37.46 37.86 37.83 37.82 37.95 37.72 37.93 38.55 38.24 (P) 38.40    

Trade, transportation & utilities

 

2014

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18.09 18.29 18.26 18.32 18.24 18.31 18.24 18.25 18.36 18.36 18.44 18.08 18.27

2015

  18.59 18.65 18.66 18.64 18.59 18.55 18.63 18.70 18.77 18.80 (P) 18.74 (P) 18.46 (P) 18.65

Electric power generation

 

2014

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37.51 36.53 36.36 37.43 37.13 36.42 36.57 36.47 36.85 37.17 37.37 37.62 36.95

2015

  37.32 37.18 38.11 38.54 39.10 37.80 37.95 37.68 38.10 38.73 (P) 38.57    

Natural gas distribution

 

2014

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32.23 31.69 32.21 32.05 31.88 31.66 31.60 31.77 31.98 31.78 32.29 32.37 31.96

2015

  32.48 32.68 33.04 32.81 32.42 32.48 32.61 32.59 32.61 33.19 (P) 33.67    

Water, sewage & other systems

 

2014

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22.79 23.05 22.96 22.47 22.29 22.45 22.29 22.56 22.97 23.17 23.43 23.16 22.80

2015

  23.54 24.04 24.38 23.81 23.53 23.76 24.05 25.54 26.19 26.34 (P) 26.42    

Food services & drinking places

 

2014

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10.87 11.00 11.00 10.97 11.06 11.06 11.07 11.18 11.18 11.25 11.25 11.37 11.11

2015

  11.29 11.42 11.40 11.41 11.46 11.40 11.42 11.54 11.51 11.60 (P) 11.61    

Information

 

2014

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28.53 28.88 28.83 28.79 28.51 28.72 28.87 28.53 28.59 28.60 28.70 28.32 28.66

2015

  28.67 28.89 28.70 28.98 28.79 28.47 28.91 29.03 28.74 29.01 (P) 29.61 (P) 29.38 (P) 28.93

Data processing, hosting and related services

 

2014

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29.81 30.48 30.60 30.31 30.33 30.73 30.01 29.73 29.47 29.26 29.41 29.06 29.92

2015

  28.93 29.28 28.86 28.63 28.71 28.14 28.96 28.93 28.39 29.14 (P) 29.49    

Automotive repair & maintenance

 

2014

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16.72 16.91 16.78 16.89 16.80 16.93 16.98 17.04 17.11 17.00 17.11 17.13 16.95

2015

  17.21 17.07 17.30 17.20 17.31 17.38 17.35 17.48 17.58 17.54 (P) 17.59    

Architectural & engineering services

 

2014

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30.99 31.22 31.39 31.25 31.26 31.22 31.06 31.21 31.52 31.48 31.79 31.75 31.35

2015

  31.91 32.29 32.31 32.24 32.13 31.74 31.84 32.04 32.28 32.33 (P) 32.49    

Footnotes
(P) Preliminary