July 05, 2007
Earnings generally vary by the employment size of the establishment and by industry.
In private industry in June 2006, average hourly earnings ranged from $16.18 in establishments employing between 1 and 49 workers to $23.50 in those with 500 workers or more.
Workers employed in goods-producing industries earned more ($20.06) than did those in service-providing industries ($18.09).
Overall, earnings averaged $18.56 per hour in private industry in June 2006.