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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.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Oct.
2021(p)
Oct.
2020
Aug.
2021
Sept.
2021(p)
Oct.
2021(p)

Total private

$29.52 $30.67 $30.85 $30.96 $1,027.30 $1,061.18 $1,073.58 $1,074.31

Goods-producing

30.13 31.21 31.38 31.48 1,205.20 1,248.40 1,270.89 1,256.05

Mining and logging

34.89 35.54 35.57 35.56 1,559.58 1,599.30 1,611.32 1,593.09

Construction

31.87 33.09 33.26 33.38 1,239.74 1,283.89 1,333.73 1,291.81

Manufacturing

28.86 29.88 30.02 30.15 1,165.94 1,207.15 1,212.81 1,215.05

Durable goods

30.37 31.44 31.57 31.67 1,233.02 1,273.32 1,278.59 1,279.47

Nondurable goods

26.35 27.30 27.45 27.61 1,059.27 1,100.19 1,103.49 1,107.16

Private service-providing

29.37 30.55 30.72 30.84 992.71 1,026.48 1,032.19 1,039.31

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25.41 26.50 26.65 26.65 876.65 911.60 916.76 919.43

Wholesale trade

32.66 33.80 33.93 34.11 1,263.94 1,321.58 1,333.45 1,340.52

Retail trade

21.11 22.05 22.23 22.05 654.41 679.14 682.46 679.14

Transportation and warehousing

25.46 26.71 26.79 27.05 992.94 1,033.68 1,031.42 1,044.13

Utilities

44.33 45.16 45.25 45.20 1,897.32 1,937.36 1,909.55 1,898.40

Information

44.77 44.27 44.31 44.55 1,643.06 1,637.99 1,630.61 1,639.44

Financial activities

38.66 40.09 40.29 40.57 1,457.48 1,503.38 1,510.88 1,521.38

Professional and business services

35.38 36.99 37.14 37.40 1,294.91 1,350.14 1,363.04 1,372.58

Education and health services

28.72 30.02 30.34 30.41 962.12 999.67 1,013.36 1,015.69

Leisure and hospitality

17.12 18.79 18.86 19.04 445.12 492.30 494.13 498.85

Other services

26.51 27.44 27.50 27.58 858.92 878.08 885.50 888.08

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

Last Modified Date: November 05, 2021