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, 2017-2018 annual averages
Characteristic 2017 2018
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

$860 $1,041 $1,028 $829 $886 $1,051 $1,042 $860

16 to 24 years

519 663 652 514 548 676 668 536

25 years and over

907 1,065 1,054 883 932 1,077 1,070 910

25 to 34 years

773 921 909 756 808 921 913 791

35 to 44 years

964 1,122 1,111 935 986 1,154 1,146 959

45 to 54 years

977 1,113 1,103 953 1,002 1,144 1,144 978

55 to 64 years

974 1,112 1,106 947 994 1,107 1,107 972

65 years and over

909 1,058 1,054 888 944 1,059 1,053 928

Men, 16 years and over

941 1,102 1,094 914 973 1,123 1,121 948

16 to 24 years

547 701 683 533 575 694 691 560

25 years and over

996 1,128 1,124 976 1,026 1,146 1,146 1,007

25 to 34 years

821 964 953 803 862 971 966 844

35 to 44 years

1,062 1,195 1,183 1,038 1,101 1,211 1,207 1,071

45 to 54 years

1,103 1,184 1,180 1,080 1,137 1,224 1,221 1,120

55 to 64 years

1,098 1,160 1,166 1,073 1,137 1,176 1,191 1,122

65 years and over

1,016 1,140 1,132 1,004 1,050 1,093 1,117 1,042

Women, 16 years and over

770 970 954 746 789 968 958 764

16 to 24 years

499 606 600 496 522 632 630 518

25 years and over

810 988 974 784 830 984 976 804

25 to 34 years

724 864 854 705 750 856 846 736

35 to 44 years

860 1,037 1,026 831 876 1,063 1,052 845

45 to 54 years

855 1,018 1,002 827 876 1,026 1,030 847

55 to 64 years

856 1,025 1,011 831 853 989 982 825

65 years and over

782 991 986 751 811 1,022 1,010 783

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

890 1,089 1,076 860 916 1,098 1,090 889

Men

971 1,141 1,135 942 1,002 1,157 1,154 978

Women

795 1,014 997 766 817 1,007 1,001 786

Black or African American, 16 years and over

682 823 813 659 694 826 815 673

Men

710 869 856 687 735 890 879 714

Women

657 784 773 636 654 782 766 635

Asian, 16 years and over

1,043 1,112 1,126 1,034 1,095 1,119 1,121 1,092

Men

1,207 1,169 1,176 1,212 1,241 1,196 1,228 1,243

Women

903 1,007 1,023 887 937 1,033 999 929

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

655 897 880 629 680 912 900 657

Men

690 952 929 669 720 978 962 698

Women

603 810 801 583 617 836 824 601

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 18, 2019