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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
43. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry
Occupation and industry 2018 2019
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

Total full-time wage and salary workers

$886 $1,051 $1,042 $860 $917 $1,095 $1,082 $892

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,246 1,229 1,222 1,250 1,309 1,254 1,246 1,327

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,355 1,318 1,334 1,356 1,415 1,365 1,366 1,420

Management occupations

1,429 1,401 1,425 1,430 1,478 1,446 1,430 1,481

Business and financial operations occupations

1,216 1,159 1,164 1,221 1,285 1,217 1,247 1,290

Professional and related occupations

1,176 1,210 1,193 1,173 1,237 1,239 1,227 1,240

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,539 1,458 1,460 1,543 1,579 1,392 1,394 1,592

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,484 1,516 1,529 1,479 1,550 1,492 1,490 1,557

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,270 1,331 1,323 1,262 1,334 1,538 1,552 1,286

Community and social service occupations

913 1,076 1,083 880 968 1,178 1,159 928

Legal occupations

1,467 1,593 1,503 1,464 1,562 1,569 1,566 1,561

Education, training, and library occupations

1,002 1,151 1,136 909 1,057 1,173 1,157 972

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,086 1,277 1,205 1,074 1,151 1,389 1,356 1,139

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

1,140 1,292 1,288 1,122 1,180 1,275 1,272 1,162

Service occupations

569 802 781 541 592 874 848 573

Healthcare support occupations

561 618 618 552 591 684 680 584

Protective service occupations

848 1,137 1,132 715 900 1,243 1,234 739

Food preparation and serving related occupations

501 609 598 496 522 624 604 519

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

551 679 670 533 580 706 692 567

Personal care and service occupations

544 590 587 541 565 620 620 559

Sales and office occupations

742 835 828 735 758 867 854 750

Sales and related occupations

798 774 766 800 830 798 783 833

Office and administrative support occupations

717 850 843 703 732 885 875 717

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

824 1,181 1,176 782 869 1,207 1,185 810

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

581 - - 581 574 - - 572

Construction and extraction occupations

808 1,178 1,172 759 866 1,201 1,183 801

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

934 1,208 1,204 891 939 1,236 1,215 902

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

707 924 913 680 727 924 918 705

Production occupations

723 935 923 699 745 910 907 722

Transportation and material moving occupations

689 913 902 657 711 943 926 685

INDUSTRY

Private sector

861 999 989 848 893 1,025 1,013 881

Agriculture and related industries

619 - - 619 611 - - 610

Nonagricultural industries

865 1,001 991 853 897 1,027 1,015 886

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,291 - - 1,269 1,423 - - 1,410

Construction

868 1,220 1,210 819 909 1,257 1,240 868

Manufacturing

917 992 992 908 936 962 962 933

Durable goods

951 1,025 1,023 941 973 982 983 972

Nondurable goods

858 923 931 843 883 914 912 879

Wholesale and retail trade

722 759 743 721 748 790 779 746

Wholesale trade

917 896 917 917 963 937 944 964

Retail trade

671 719 700 669 701 744 730 699

Transportation and utilities

901 1,106 1,091 864 906 1,184 1,151 862

Transportation and warehousing

838 1,024 1,014 808 840 1,103 1,066 799

Utilities

1,292 1,329 1,327 1,271 1,329 1,461 1,449 1,273

Information(4)

1,169 1,355 1,336 1,157 1,182 1,265 1,214 1,174

Publishing, except Internet

1,153 - - 1,151 1,159 - - 1,168

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

1,114 - - 1,027 1,042 1,453 1,398 1,018

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

1,056 - - 1,051 1,061 1,371 1,345 1,019

Telecommunications

1,170 1,331 1,325 1,150 1,213 1,257 1,206 1,217

Financial activities

1,047 937 940 1,052 1,125 950 980 1,128

Finance and insurance

1,130 909 948 1,134 1,167 1,033 1,062 1,169

Finance

1,155 914 940 1,159 1,225 - 1,030 1,227

Insurance

1,071 - 953 1,078 1,124 - - 1,123

Real estate and rental and leasing

897 979 921 896 948 941 937 949

Professional and business services

1,094 888 906 1,105 1,149 903 918 1,155

Professional and technical services

1,364 1,264 1,205 1,367 1,452 1,179 1,230 1,455

Management, administrative, and waste services

664 711 711 661 698 770 769 694

Education and health services

860 984 978 845 896 1,059 1,051 879

Educational services

985 1,068 1,053 968 1,015 1,129 1,116 994

Health care and social assistance

822 920 921 813 864 1,008 1,006 851

Leisure and hospitality

584 700 695 579 601 722 698 597

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

732 772 791 726 759 819 823 752

Accommodation and food services

551 666 655 546 574 656 615 571

Accommodation

615 715 702 604 621 704 685 616

Food services and drinking places

536 621 619 535 562 611 595 560

Other services(4)

735 1,165 1,186 725 762 1,091 1,098 752

Other services, except private households

764 1,171 1,195 754 796 1,114 1,117 785

Public sector

999 1,099 1,094 936 1,043 1,147 1,141 973

Federal government

1,166 1,076 1,112 1,228 1,222 1,151 1,183 1,241

State government

967 1,074 1,058 916 1,015 1,138 1,126 959

Local government

969 1,114 1,106 859 999 1,150 1,136 888

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.

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 and those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 22, 2020