Variation in worker earnings by establishment size and industry, June 2006

July 05, 2007

Earnings generally vary by the employment size of the establishment and by industry.

Mean hourly earnings by establishment characteristic, private industry, June 2006
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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.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, June 2006, BLS Summary 07-03 (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Variation in worker earnings by establishment size and industry, June 2006 on the Internet at (visited September 26, 2016).


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