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Table 8. Wages and salaries (not seasonally adjusted): Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for civilian workers, by occupational group and industry

Table 8. Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for civilian workers, by occupational group and industry [Not seasonally adjusted]
Occupational group and industry Indexes (Dec. 2005=100) Percent changes for
Dec.
2019
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020
3-months ended- 12-months ended-
Dec.
2019
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020
Dec.
2019
Sep.
2020
Dec.
2020

All workers(1)

137.7 140.4 141.3 0.5 0.6 0.6 2.9 2.5 2.6

Excluding incentive paid occupations(2)

137.5 140.1 140.9 0.5 0.6 0.6 2.9 2.4 2.5

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

136.1 138.3 138.7 0.3 0.5 0.3 2.3 1.9 1.9

Management, business, and financial

138.6 140.7 141.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 2.5 1.8 1.7

Professional and related

134.8 137.0 137.5 0.4 0.7 0.4 2.4 2.0 2.0

Sales and office

138.7 142.0 143.4 0.3 0.4 1.0 3.1 2.7 3.4

Sales and related

135.7 139.2 141.4 0.4 0.0 1.6 3.3 3.0 4.2

Office and administrative support

140.8 143.8 144.7 0.4 0.6 0.6 3.1 2.5 2.8

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

137.2 140.0 140.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 3.0 2.6 2.6

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

137.6 139.6 140.5 0.7 0.4 0.6 3.1 2.1 2.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair

136.9 140.5 141.2 0.5 0.8 0.5 2.8 3.2 3.1

Production, transportation, and material moving

140.3 144.1 145.3 0.9 0.8 0.8 3.8 3.7 3.6

Production

137.5 141.0 141.9 0.9 0.7 0.6 3.2 3.4 3.2

Transportation and material moving

143.4 147.5 149.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 4.6 3.9 3.9

Service occupations

140.8 144.4 145.7 1.0 0.8 0.9 3.8 3.6 3.5

Industry

Goods-producing industries(3)

137.4 140.1 140.9 0.7 0.4 0.6 3.4 2.6 2.5

Manufacturing

137.1 139.8 140.7 0.7 0.4 0.6 3.2 2.7 2.6

Service-providing industries(4)

137.7 140.5 141.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 2.8 2.5 2.6

Education and health services

134.9 136.9 137.6 0.4 1.0 0.5 2.5 1.9 2.0

Educational services

132.4 134.3 134.8 0.3 0.8 0.4 2.6 1.7 1.8

Elementary and secondary schools

131.2 133.4 133.8 0.2 1.1 0.3 2.7 1.9 2.0

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

134.3 135.2 135.6 0.4 0.1 0.3 2.4 1.1 1.0

Health care and social assistance

137.7 139.8 140.7 0.7 1.2 0.6 2.5 2.2 2.2

Hospitals

137.6 139.8 140.6 0.7 0.4 0.6 2.5 2.3 2.2

Nursing and residential care facilities

134.8 138.2 139.4 0.5 0.7 0.9 2.6 3.1 3.4

Public administration

134.2 135.9 136.5 0.6 0.3 0.4 2.6 1.9 1.7

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government.
(2) The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
(3) Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
(4) Includes the following industries: wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation and warehousing; utilities; information; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and technical services; management of companies and enterprises; administrative and waste services; educational services; health care and social assistance; arts, entertainment and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services, except public administration; and public administration.

SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey

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Last Modified Date: January 29, 2021