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Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted
Industry Average hourly earnings Average weekly earnings
Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Oct.
2020(p)
Oct.
2019
Aug.
2020
Sept.
2020(p)
Oct.
2020(p)

Total private

$28.24 $29.45 $29.46 $29.50 $971.46 $1,021.92 $1,025.21 $1,026.60

Goods-producing

29.26 30.15 30.13 30.12 1,176.25 1,196.96 1,199.17 1,204.80

Mining and logging

34.72 35.25 35.26 35.66 1,600.59 1,547.48 1,558.49 1,572.61

Construction

30.98 31.81 31.81 31.86 1,217.51 1,234.23 1,234.23 1,236.17

Manufacturing

27.91 28.91 28.88 28.81 1,124.77 1,159.29 1,160.98 1,166.81

Durable goods

29.38 30.38 30.27 30.30 1,198.70 1,224.31 1,225.94 1,230.18

Nondurable goods

25.39 26.45 26.52 26.30 1,007.98 1,052.71 1,055.50 1,057.26

Private service-providing

28.00 29.29 29.30 29.36 929.60 984.14 987.41 992.37

Trade, transportation, and utilities

24.44 25.45 25.55 25.50 835.85 870.39 878.92 877.20

Wholesale trade

31.66 32.57 32.58 32.71 1,234.74 1,253.95 1,257.59 1,265.88

Retail trade

19.89 21.17 21.36 21.20 608.63 649.92 660.02 655.08

Transportation and warehousing

24.95 25.50 25.54 25.54 958.08 981.75 990.95 998.61

Utilities

41.63 44.08 44.11 44.30 1,756.79 1,908.66 1,887.91 1,900.47

Information

42.30 43.90 43.70 44.79 1,539.72 1,606.74 1,595.05 1,643.79

Financial activities

36.14 38.08 38.19 38.60 1,362.48 1,428.00 1,435.94 1,459.08

Professional and business services

34.04 35.19 35.25 35.31 1,228.84 1,284.44 1,286.63 1,292.35

Education and health services

27.85 28.55 28.60 28.57 919.05 953.57 958.10 957.10

Leisure and hospitality

16.70 17.00 17.06 17.10 430.86 438.60 445.27 444.60

Other services

25.39 26.43 26.38 26.31 809.94 851.05 852.07 852.44

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: November 06, 2020