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Table 9. Wages and salaries (not seasonally adjusted): Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by occupational group and industry

Table 9. Employment Cost Index for wages and salaries, for private industry workers, by occupational group and industry [Not seasonally adjusted]
Occupational group and industry Index value (Dec. 2005=100) Percent changes for
Sep.
2020
Jun.
2021
Sep.
2021
3-months ended- 12-months ended-
Sep.
2020
Jun.
2021
Sep.
2021
Sep.
2020
Jun.
2021
Sep.
2021

All workers

141.7 145.9 148.2 0.6 0.9 1.6 2.7 3.5 4.6

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

141.5 145.3 147.1 0.6 1.0 1.2 2.7 3.3 4.0

Occupational group

Management, professional, and related

140.0 142.8 144.9 0.5 0.8 1.5 2.0 2.5 3.5

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

138.7 141.3 142.7 0.5 0.6 1.0 2.0 2.4 2.9

Management, business, and financial

141.4 144.3 146.9 0.2 1.1 1.8 1.8 2.3 3.9

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

139.3 141.7 142.8 0.2 0.6 0.8 1.7 1.9 2.5

Professional and related

138.9 141.7 143.5 0.7 0.6 1.3 2.1 2.7 3.3

Sales and office

142.6 148.2 150.4 0.4 0.3 1.5 2.7 4.3 5.5

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

144.4 149.0 150.8 0.5 1.2 1.2 2.7 3.7 4.4

Sales and related

139.3 146.5 148.9 0.0 -0.5 1.6 3.0 5.2 6.9

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

143.6 149.3 150.5 0.3 1.5 0.8 2.9 4.3 4.8

Office and administrative support

145.0 149.2 151.3 0.6 1.1 1.4 2.5 3.5 4.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

140.3 144.3 145.8 0.6 1.1 1.0 2.7 3.4 3.9

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

140.1 144.5 145.9 0.5 1.5 1.0 2.2 3.7 4.1

Installation, maintenance, and repair

140.7 144.3 145.7 0.8 0.8 1.0 3.2 3.4 3.6

Production, transportation, and material moving

144.2 149.4 151.6 0.8 1.6 1.5 3.7 4.5 5.1

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

144.0 149.0 151.2 0.9 1.6 1.5 3.6 4.4 5.0

Production

140.8 146.2 148.0 0.6 1.7 1.2 3.4 4.5 5.1

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

141.4 146.7 148.5 0.9 1.8 1.2 3.5 4.6 5.0

Transportation and material moving

148.2 153.1 155.8 1.0 1.3 1.8 3.9 4.3 5.1

Service occupations

146.2 152.9 156.2 0.9 1.9 2.2 4.1 5.5 6.8

Industry and occupational group

Goods-producing industries(2)

140.2 144.0 145.1 0.4 1.4 0.8 2.7 3.2 3.5

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

139.9 143.9 145.1 0.4 1.3 0.8 2.3 3.3 3.7

Management, professional, and related

138.8 141.3 141.7 0.1 1.0 0.3 2.2 1.9 2.1

Sales and office

145.9 150.1 150.3 0.1 2.3 0.1 3.5 3.0 3.0

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

140.1 144.2 145.7 0.5 1.3 1.0 2.1 3.4 4.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

139.9 144.8 146.7 0.6 1.7 1.3 3.3 4.2 4.9

Construction

140.5 144.4 145.1 0.4 1.6 0.5 2.8 3.2 3.3

Manufacturing

139.8 143.6 145.0 0.4 1.3 1.0 2.7 3.1 3.7

Management, professional, and related

139.5 141.9 142.5 0.2 0.9 0.4 2.4 1.9 2.2

Sales and office

141.0 145.5 147.1 -0.1 1.3 1.1 1.0 3.0 4.3

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

140.9 144.9 146.5 0.6 1.1 1.1 3.2 3.5 4.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

139.7 144.6 146.5 0.6 1.6 1.3 3.3 4.1 4.9

Aircraft manufacturing

148.1 150.7 150.3 0.5 0.5 -0.3 2.8 2.3 1.5

Service-providing industries(3)

142.1 146.5 149.0 0.6 0.8 1.7 2.7 3.7 4.9

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

141.9 145.8 147.7 0.6 1.0 1.3 2.7 3.4 4.1

Management, professional, and related

140.2 143.1 145.4 0.5 0.8 1.6 2.0 2.6 3.7

Sales and office

142.3 148.0 150.4 0.4 0.1 1.6 2.7 4.4 5.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

140.7 144.5 146.0 0.8 0.9 1.0 3.5 3.5 3.8

Production, transportation, and material moving

148.6 154.0 156.5 1.0 1.4 1.6 4.0 4.7 5.3

Service occupations

146.2 152.9 156.2 0.9 1.9 2.2 4.1 5.5 6.8

Trade, transportation, and utilities

143.5 148.7 150.8 0.3 1.4 1.4 2.9 4.0 5.1

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

143.8 148.4 150.3 0.3 1.0 1.3 2.9 3.6 4.5

Wholesale trade

135.4 139.7 141.8 0.2 1.8 1.5 2.4 3.4 4.7

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

137.9 141.4 143.0 0.1 0.9 1.1 2.3 2.7 3.7

Retail trade

146.2 152.5 154.8 0.3 1.5 1.5 2.9 4.7 5.9

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

144.9 150.6 152.8 0.3 1.2 1.5 3.4 4.3 5.5

Transportation and warehousing

148.8 152.8 155.0 0.7 0.7 1.4 3.5 3.4 4.2

Utilities

148.4 151.5 152.5 0.0 0.5 0.7 2.1 2.1 2.8

Information

137.6 141.7 143.3 0.5 0.8 1.1 2.4 3.5 4.1

Financial activities

141.7 147.1 150.6 -0.1 -1.6 2.4 2.2 3.7 6.3

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

140.9 143.6 144.7 0.2 0.7 0.8 2.2 2.1 2.7

Finance and insurance

142.6 148.8 152.8 -0.3 -2.2 2.7 2.1 4.0 7.2

Credit intermediation and related activities

139.7 145.9 156.7 0.4 4.1 7.4 2.6 4.9 12.2

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

142.0 145.3 146.4 -0.1 0.8 0.8 1.6 2.3 3.1

Insurance carriers and related activities

141.4 144.9 145.7 0.2 0.7 0.6 2.0 2.7 3.0

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

139.5 142.1 142.6 0.2 0.7 0.4 2.6 2.1 2.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

137.7 140.1 141.8 0.7 0.9 1.2 2.3 2.4 3.0

Excluding incentive paid occupations(1)

141.9 144.9 146.6 0.7 1.0 1.2 2.6 2.8 3.3

Professional and business services

142.6 146.0 148.3 0.4 0.8 1.6 2.6 2.8 4.0

Professional, scientific, and technical services

144.3 147.1 149.8 0.3 0.7 1.8 2.2 2.2 3.8

Administrative and support and waste management and remediation services

141.5 146.6 148.9 0.6 1.2 1.6 3.4 4.3 5.2

Education and health services

139.7 142.7 145.0 1.2 0.8 1.6 2.2 3.3 3.8

Educational services

138.3 139.7 142.8 0.4 0.2 2.2 1.6 1.4 3.3

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

137.8 139.3 141.8 -0.3 0.7 1.8 1.0 0.8 2.9

Health care and social assistance

140.0 143.3 145.4 1.3 0.9 1.5 2.3 3.7 3.9

Hospitals

140.3 143.9 145.6 0.4 0.9 1.2 2.4 3.0 3.8

Nursing and residential care facilities

138.4 143.1 146.0 0.8 1.3 2.0 3.3 4.2 5.5

Nursing care facilities(1)

137.3 142.3 145.1 0.7 1.4 2.0 3.3 4.4 5.7

Leisure and hospitality

147.9 155.3 159.1 1.0 2.4 2.4 4.4 6.1 7.6

Accommodation and food service

150.1 158.3 162.2 1.4 2.5 2.5 5.0 6.9 8.1

Other services, except public administration

142.8 147.7 150.1 0.7 1.6 1.6 3.1 4.2 5.1

Footnotes
(1) The index for this series is not strictly comparable with other series in this table.
(2) Includes mining, construction, and manufacturing.
(3) 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; and other services, except public administration.

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

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Last Modified Date: October 29, 2021