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, 2016-17 annual averages
Characteristic 2016 2017
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

$832 $1,004 $995 $802 $860 $1,041 $1,028 $829

16 to 24 years

501 600 599 497 519 663 652 514

25 years and over

885 1,022 1,014 858 907 1,065 1,054 883

25 to 34 years

751 893 890 734 773 921 909 756

35 to 44 years

934 1,071 1,059 908 964 1,122 1,111 935

45 to 54 years

955 1,084 1,069 930 977 1,113 1,103 953

55 to 64 years

952 1,072 1,069 930 974 1,112 1,106 947

65 years and over

866 984 988 846 909 1,058 1,054 888

Men, 16 years and over

915 1,050 1,042 890 941 1,102 1,094 914

16 to 24 years

512 582 581 509 547 701 683 533

25 years and over

969 1,080 1,074 950 996 1,128 1,124 976

25 to 34 years

794 915 915 775 821 964 953 803

35 to 44 years

1,007 1,123 1,120 990 1,062 1,195 1,183 1,038

45 to 54 years

1,075 1,146 1,140 1,057 1,103 1,184 1,180 1,080

55 to 64 years

1,102 1,136 1,140 1,090 1,098 1,160 1,166 1,073

65 years and over

992 1,022 1,029 988 1,016 1,140 1,132 1,004

Women, 16 years and over

749 955 942 723 770 970 954 746

16 to 24 years

486 628 624 481 499 606 600 496

25 years and over

784 972 960 757 810 988 974 784

25 to 34 years

705 865 860 685 724 864 854 705

35 to 44 years

839 1,015 1,004 804 860 1,037 1,026 831

45 to 54 years

836 1,006 988 800 855 1,018 1,002 827

55 to 64 years

812 999 992 778 856 1,025 1,011 831

65 years and over

749 942 964 723 782 991 986 751

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

862 1,050 1,034 827 890 1,089 1,076 860

Men

942 1,111 1,099 915 971 1,141 1,135 942

Women

766 989 975 738 795 1,014 997 766

Black or African American, 16 years and over

678 808 807 646 682 823 813 659

Men

718 818 826 690 710 869 856 687

Women

641 799 790 616 657 784 773 636

Asian, 16 years and over

1,021 1,020 1,017 1,022 1,043 1,112 1,126 1,034

Men

1,151 1,061 1,076 1,160 1,207 1,169 1,176 1,212

Women

902 985 975 892 903 1,007 1,023 887

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

624 886 876 608 655 897 880 629

Men

663 908 901 637 690 952 929 669

Women

586 844 829 565 603 810 801 583

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 19, 2018