Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry

Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry, 2016-17 annual averages
Occupation and industry 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)

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

$1,188 $1,166 $1,159 $1,197 $1,224 $1,215 $1,206 $1,227

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,284 1,263 1,266 1,285 1,327 1,276 1,276 1,329

Management occupations

1,370 1,389 1,408 1,368 1,392 1,349 1,361 1,395

Business and financial operations occupations

1,161 1,146 1,141 1,164 1,174 1,188 1,163 1,174

Professional and related occupations

1,141 1,156 1,146 1,140 1,160 1,199 1,187 1,154

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,443 1,372 1,332 1,458 1,465 1,375 1,371 1,473

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,482 1,424 1,411 1,490 1,478 1,479 1,473 1,479

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,209 1,288 1,278 1,195 1,286 1,297 1,338 1,276

Community and social service occupations

919 1,095 1,076 872 900 1,035 1,035 866

Legal occupations

1,431 1,615 1,621 1,419 1,443 1,550 1,577 1,428

Education, training, and library occupations

984 1,130 1,114 887 1,002 1,157 1,144 900

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,040 1,252 1,224 1,028 1,066 1,354 1,334 1,041

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

1,104 1,191 1,175 1,087 1,124 1,244 1,239 1,103

Service occupations

523 771 753 505 544 792 774 518

Healthcare support occupations

525 602 602 520 542 577 573 539

Protective service occupations

809 1,088 1,074 694 852 1,163 1,146 713

Food preparation and serving related occupations

465 597 581 459 484 594 583 479

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

510 664 647 498 522 638 629 511

Personal care and service occupations

505 559 546 503 520 624 609 516

Sales and office occupations

698 810 804 686 718 829 814 710

Sales and related occupations

744 717 724 745 763 806 813 761

Office and administrative support occupations

679 826 818 661 701 834 815 688

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

786 1,127 1,111 735 801 1,146 1,132 750

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

520 - - 518 539 - - 533

Construction and extraction occupations

784 1,153 1,142 719 796 1,136 1,124 734

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

861 1,076 1,069 822 878 1,187 1,176 822

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

665 881 876 631 692 922 902 662

Production occupations

668 841 837 641 701 895 878 678

Transportation and material moving occupations

662 913 904 622 681 949 926 640

INDUSTRY

Private sector

801 937 932 789 829 984 971 816

Agriculture and related industries

572 - - 571 599 - - 599

Nonagricultural industries

806 937 933 793 833 986 974 820

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,197 - - 1,190 1,257 - - 1,263

Construction

822 1,168 1,146 780 840 1,163 1,155 797

Manufacturing

857 885 884 852 884 943 927 878

Durable goods

893 907 910 890 910 968 955 904

Nondurable goods

793 839 827 789 837 892 871 830

Wholesale and retail trade

676 701 700 675 705 758 753 702

Wholesale trade

871 921 905 868 903 979 986 899

Retail trade

623 645 645 622 656 721 714 653

Transportation and utilities

860 1,033 1,023 808 888 1,147 1,121 828

Transportation and warehousing

795 972 969 757 815 1,053 1,016 781

Utilities

1,264 1,408 1,388 1,242 1,325 1,432 1,432 1,254

Information(4)

1,143 1,238 1,257 1,133 1,154 1,344 1,330 1,142

Publishing, except Internet

1,094 - - 1,102 1,171 - - 1,167

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

1,085 - - 1,030 1,189 - - 1,134

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

1,017 - - 1,020 973 - - 959

Telecommunications

1,182 1,273 1,306 1,153 1,197 1,195 1,201 1,195

Financial activities

977 896 916 981 1,009 943 945 1,012

Finance and insurance

1,039 818 853 1,047 1,076 980 964 1,081

Finance

1,089 - 813 1,101 1,125 - 1,010 1,126

Insurance

977 - 907 980 1,027 - 931 1,032

Real estate and rental and leasing

827 977 970 817 839 918 931 833

Professional and business services

992 887 935 995 1,037 1,005 1,016 1,038

Professional and technical services

1,273 1,309 1,277 1,273 1,347 1,231 1,252 1,349

Management, administrative, and waste services

$613 $687 $682 $610 $629 $873 $842 $622

Education and health services

817 944 937 799 843 978 964 831

Educational services

936 967 965 931 957 1,026 1,018 942

Health care and social assistance

785 929 921 771 810 928 914 800

Leisure and hospitality

528 670 667 522 547 676 669 538

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

678 720 720 673 716 750 766 710

Accommodation and food services

504 642 637 501 513 636 620 510

Accommodation

582 698 703 564 598 685 678 588

Food services and drinking places

491 567 575 490 501 586 564 500

Other services(4)

686 959 869 681 705 913 874 699

Other services, except private households

708 965 893 703 722 924 890 717

Public sector

967 1,070 1,055 900 986 1,104 1,096 917

Federal government

1,149 1,093 1,099 1,188 1,176 1,138 1,146 1,213

State government

931 1,022 1,011 883 955 1,061 1,050 907

Local government

940 1,089 1,071 817 949 1,121 1,106 832

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.
(4) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

- Data not shown where base is less than 50,000.
NOTE: 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