HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
43. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry
Occupation and industry 2011 2012
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

Total full-time wage and salary workers

$756 $938 $934 $729 $768 $943 $933 $742

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,082 1,090 1,082 1,082 1,108 1,108 1,092 1,111

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,160 1,169 1,171 1,159 1,171 1,159 1,161 1,172

Management occupations

1,237 1,287 1,300 1,232 1,248 1,261 1,274 1,247

Business and financial operations occupations

1,038 999 999 1,042 1,058 1,060 1,024 1,060

Professional and related occupations

1,029 1,074 1,064 1,017 1,053 1,098 1,077 1,046

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,305 1,156 1,169 1,324 1,349 1,157 1,158 1,359

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,315 1,304 1,325 1,314 1,337 1,368 1,350 1,335

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,108 1,229 1,218 1,085 1,134 1,209 1,177 1,127

Community and social service occupations

813 993 1,000 771 838 1,007 1,003 783

Legal occupations

1,277 1,222 1,376 1,273 1,328 1,174 1,173 1,342

Education, training, and library occupations

919 1,038 1,020 814 915 1,050 1,028 814

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

929 1,179 1,152 910 969 1,107 1,097 957

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

995 1,132 1,125 975 1,028 1,151 1,142 1,010

Service occupations

486 742 732 455 485 754 735 458

Healthcare support occupations

487 519 518 484 482 527 522 477

Protective service occupations

757 1,008 1,004 627 791 1,071 1,056 649

Food preparation and serving related occupations

409 504 500 405 410 509 505 405

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

465 635 626 431 465 621 614 440

Personal care and service occupations

453 534 527 444 468 524 515 462

Sales and office occupations

638 775 771 624 655 789 776 642

Sales and related occupations

670 660 669 670 689 689 668 691

Office and administrative support occupations

623 803 791 608 643 808 796 624

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

732 1,016 1,008 676 740 1,026 1,018 688

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

430 - - 426 435 - - 430

Construction and extraction occupations

717 1,017 1,010 647 740 1,040 1,026 682

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

806 1,036 1,021 767 808 1,032 1,021 768

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

609 798 794 582 624 823 811 597

Production occupations

605 781 778 583 627 816 807 605

Transportation and material moving occupations

614 813 808 580 621 833 816 586

INDUSTRY

Private sector

729 878 875 716 742 887 877 731

Agriculture and related industries

483 - - 481 470 - - 469

Nonagricultural industries

732 879 875 721 746 888 878 735

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,064 1,030 1,005 1,069 1,112 1,119 1,112 1,113

Construction

746 1,059 1,037 698 768 1,086 1,069 722

Manufacturing

787 836 835 780 797 872 863 786

Durable goods

818 889 887 809 827 891 884 819

Nondurable goods

737 771 771 729 737 827 817 722

Wholesale and retail trade

613 622 622 612 630 650 637 629

Wholesale trade

759 798 773 758 821 821 801 823

Retail trade

578 591 592 577 592 609 598 592

Transportation and utilities

805 987 985 762 828 998 989 789

Transportation and warehousing

763 941 939 726 778 948 934 746

Utilities

1,081 1,132 1,132 1,027 1,132 1,216 1,204 1,086

Information(4)

940 1,122 1,117 916 978 1,103 1,087 966

Publishing, except Internet

910 - - 902 934 - - 921

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

965 - - 926 854 - - 798

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

834 - - 834 890 - - 903

Telecommunications

987 1,113 1,109 950 1,064 1,162 1,163 1,039

Financial activities

866 824 822 866 889 795 779 893

Finance and insurance

907 819 826 908 941 852 831 944

Finance

910 - 820 911 952 - 762 955

Insurance

899 - - 900 922 - - 924

Real estate and rental and leasing

736 836 815 734 731 773 759 727

Professional and business services

880 872 883 880 910 826 843 912

Professional and technical services

1,149 1,193 1,211 1,149 1,165 1,183 1,133 1,165

Management, administrative, and waste services

569 706 693 562 582 699 708 577

Education and health services

736 870 878 722 748 879 876 736

Educational services

858 938 942 833 864 918 922 844

Health care and social assistance

706 801 809 697 720 835 824 711

Leisure and hospitality

479 607 605 473 481 611 604 475

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

612 632 625 611 641 675 668 640

Accommodation and food services

447 594 594 441 445 596 588 438

Accommodation

515 598 596 508 542 613 609 527

Food services and drinking places

427 585 592 424 421 536 534 419

Other services(4)

626 917 901 619 622 807 763 618

Other services, except private households

654 960 919 643 649 828 774 645

Public sector

895 981 977 810 898 990 980 829

Federal government

1,063 1,038 1,043 1,092 1,072 1,035 1,045 1,113

State government

852 956 946 785 854 948 933 794

Local government

861 973 967 743 866 989 975 756

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.

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 and those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000).

Last Modified Date: February 5, 2013