Table 2. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation and selected characteristics

Table 2. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation and selected characteristics, 2015-2016 annual averages
Characteristic 2015 2016
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

$809 $980 $975 $776 $832 $1,004 $995 $802

16 to 24 years

487 616 605 482 501 600 599 497

25 years and over

860 997 994 831 885 1,022 1,014 858

25 to 34 years

735 886 882 716 751 893 890 734

35 to 44 years

900 1,050 1,048 870 934 1,071 1,059 908

45 to 54 years

923 1,029 1,024 899 955 1,084 1,069 930

55 to 64 years

927 1,020 1,017 904 952 1,072 1,069 930

65 years and over

873 961 963 852 866 984 988 846

Men, 16 years and over

895 1,017 1,014 869 915 1,050 1,042 890

16 to 24 years

510 655 633 505 512 582 581 509

25 years and over

947 1,041 1,038 927 969 1,080 1,074 950

25 to 34 years

770 888 889 756 794 915 915 775

35 to 44 years

983 1,093 1,094 963 1,007 1,123 1,120 990

45 to 54 years

1,040 1,107 1,110 1,023 1,075 1,146 1,140 1,057

55 to 64 years

1,064 1,084 1,082 1,059 1,102 1,136 1,140 1,090

65 years and over

1,003 1,010 998 1,005 992 1,022 1,029 988

Women, 16 years and over

726 928 921 697 749 955 942 723

16 to 24 years

450 567 565 443 486 628 624 481

25 years and over

761 944 940 736 784 972 960 757

25 to 34 years

690 884 876 667 705 865 860 685

35 to 44 years

804 1,002 1,001 764 839 1,015 1,004 804

45 to 54 years

799 958 950 768 836 1,006 988 800

55 to 64 years

784 937 934 759 812 999 992 778

65 years and over

740 894 905 718 749 942 964 723

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

835 1,007 999 803 862 1,050 1,034 827

Men

920 1,051 1,044 895 942 1,111 1,099 915

Women

743 952 944 715 766 989 975 738

Black or African American, 16 years and over

641 800 798 617 678 808 807 646

Men

680 824 821 650 718 818 826 690

Women

615 768 768 595 641 799 790 616

Asian, 16 years and over

993 1,094 1,107 977 1,021 1,020 1,017 1,022

Men

1,129 1,097 1,125 1,130 1,151 1,061 1,076 1,160

Women

877 1,091 1,090 835 902 985 975 892

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

604 862 847 586 624 886 876 608

Men

631 901 887 610 663 908 901 637

Women

566 778 783 541 586 844 829 565

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.

NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. 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 as well as those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 26, 2017