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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 2019 2020
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

$917 $1,095 $1,082 $892 $984 $1,144 $1,138 $958

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,309 1,254 1,246 1,327 1,356 1,313 1,294 1,366

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,415 1,365 1,366 1,420 1,461 1,386 1,378 1,468

Management occupations

1,478 1,446 1,430 1,481 1,541 1,445 1,440 1,546

Business and financial operations occupations

1,285 1,217 1,247 1,290 1,363 1,253 1,254 1,369

Professional and related occupations

1,237 1,239 1,227 1,240 1,270 1,294 1,271 1,269

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,579 1,392 1,394 1,592 1,633 1,461 1,424 1,649

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,550 1,492 1,490 1,557 1,575 1,723 1,652 1,568

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,334 1,538 1,552 1,286 1,336 1,378 1,417 1,327

Community and social service occupations

968 1,178 1,159 928 1,003 1,166 1,148 966

Legal occupations

1,562 1,569 1,566 1,561 1,540 1,464 1,515 1,541

Education, training, and library occupations

1,057 1,173 1,157 972 1,096 1,244 1,224 982

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,151 1,389 1,356 1,139 1,179 1,349 1,341 1,169

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

1,180 1,275 1,272 1,162 1,227 1,376 1,381 1,200

Service occupations

592 874 848 573 621 931 911 599

Healthcare support occupations

591 684 680 584 606 689 682 600

Protective service occupations

900 1,243 1,234 739 982 1,263 1,258 806

Food preparation and serving related occupations

522 624 604 519 530 613 607 524

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

580 706 692 567 603 709 711 589

Personal care and service occupations

565 620 620 559 616 710 617 616

Sales and office occupations

758 867 854 750 809 947 944 797

Sales and related occupations

830 798 783 833 880 860 897 879

Office and administrative support occupations

732 885 875 717 781 965 956 764

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

869 1,207 1,185 810 905 1,227 1,215 844

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

574 - - 572 589 - - 583

Construction and extraction occupations

866 1,201 1,183 801 906 1,237 1,221 830

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

939 1,236 1,215 902 984 1,235 1,219 933

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

727 924 918 705 746 954 938 720

Production occupations

745 910 907 722 775 923 911 753

Transportation and material moving occupations

711 943 926 685 719 979 967 691

INDUSTRY

Private sector

893 1,025 1,013 881 959 1,089 1,084 948

Agriculture and related industries

611 - - 610 640 - - 638

Nonagricultural industries

897 1,027 1,015 886 964 1,090 1,086 954

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,423 - - 1,410 1,444 - - 1,449

Construction

909 1,257 1,240 868 961 1,254 1,234 920

Manufacturing

936 962 962 933 1,008 1,016 1,012 1,008

Durable goods

973 982 983 972 1,049 1,076 1,081 1,043

Nondurable goods

883 914 912 879 946 914 900 953

Wholesale and retail trade

748 790 779 746 768 791 780 768

Wholesale trade

963 937 944 964 980 1,116 1,062 973

Retail trade

701 744 730 699 721 731 728 721

Transportation and utilities

906 1,184 1,151 862 963 1,215 1,197 912

Transportation and warehousing

840 1,103 1,066 799 893 1,138 1,117 849

Utilities

1,329 1,461 1,449 1,273 1,405 1,533 1,535 1,343

Information(4)

1,182 1,265 1,214 1,174 1,356 1,403 1,390 1,348

Publishing, except Internet

1,159 - - 1,168 1,431 - - 1,439

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

1,042 1,453 1,398 1,018 1,149 - - 1,053

Broadcasting (except internet)

1,061 1,371 1,345 1,019 1,118 - - 1,077

Telecommunications

1,213 1,257 1,206 1,217 1,321 1,388 1,350 1,306

Financial activities

1,125 950 980 1,128 1,187 1,012 1,112 1,194

Finance and insurance

1,167 1,033 1,062 1,169 1,266 1,003 1,125 1,270

Finance

1,225 - 1,030 1,227 1,337 1,108 1,138 1,340

Insurance

1,124 - - 1,123 1,171 - 1,077 1,173

Real estate and rental and leasing

948 941 937 949 1,001 1,081 1,105 999

Professional and business services

1,149 903 918 1,155 1,220 960 993 1,228

Professional and technical services

1,452 1,179 1,230 1,455 1,487 1,394 1,362 1,492

Management, administrative, and waste services

698 770 769 694 726 781 770 724

Education and health services

896 1,059 1,051 879 968 1,129 1,130 949

Educational services

1,015 1,129 1,116 994 1,059 1,171 1,166 1,026

Health care and social assistance

864 1,008 1,006 851 937 1,079 1,094 923

Leisure and hospitality

601 722 698 597 624 741 772 620

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

759 819 823 752 849 850 892 845

Accommodation and food services

574 656 615 571 592 723 723 589

Accommodation

621 704 685 616 671 - 813 643

Food services and drinking places

562 611 595 560 582 690 660 580

Other services(4)

762 1,091 1,098 752 823 1,174 1,143 812

Other services, except private households

796 1,114 1,117 785 852 1,178 1,148 838

Public sector

1,043 1,147 1,141 973 1,100 1,186 1,173 1,022

Federal government

1,222 1,151 1,183 1,241 1,326 1,223 1,226 1,374

State government

1,015 1,138 1,126 959 1,051 1,157 1,151 979

Local government

999 1,150 1,136 888 1,054 1,196 1,174 939

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. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. 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, 2021