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Table B-8. Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted(1)

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-8. Average hourly and weekly earnings of production and nonsupervisory employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted(1)
Industry Average hourly earnings Average weekly earnings
Aug.
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)
Aug.
2020(p)
Aug.
2019
June
2020
July
2020(p)
Aug.
2020(p)

Total private

$23.64 $24.73 $24.63 $24.81 $794.30 $840.82 $837.42 $843.54

Goods-producing

24.83 25.38 25.45 25.49 1,020.51 1,012.66 1,025.64 1,029.80

Mining and logging

30.17 30.74 30.61 30.62 1,424.02 1,355.63 1,349.90 1,365.65

Construction

28.58 29.32 29.31 29.43 1,140.34 1,155.21 1,154.81 1,156.60

Manufacturing

22.22 22.61 22.82 22.82 922.13 902.14 928.77 933.34

Durable goods

23.11 23.47 23.78 23.79 968.31 936.45 974.98 980.15

Nondurable goods

20.74 21.25 21.27 21.27 848.27 850.00 857.18 861.44

Private service-providing

23.39 24.60 24.45 24.67 757.84 809.34 804.41 811.64

Trade, transportation, and utilities

20.78 21.66 21.29 21.77 702.36 738.61 725.99 740.18

Wholesale trade

26.28 26.87 26.90 27.00 1,017.04 1,018.37 1,024.89 1,028.70

Retail trade

16.72 18.10 17.47 18.03 506.62 561.10 539.82 555.32

Transportation and warehousing

22.54 22.73 22.57 23.33 854.27 866.01 868.95 893.54

Utilities

36.98 38.61 38.59 38.94 1,575.35 1,633.20 1,643.93 1,670.53

Information

34.16 35.74 35.97 36.21 1,202.43 1,293.79 1,291.32 1,336.15

Financial activities

27.82 29.03 29.15 29.33 1,023.78 1,071.21 1,078.55 1,079.34

Professional and business services

27.96 29.27 29.20 29.39 995.38 1,044.94 1,045.36 1,055.10

Education and health services

24.45 25.25 25.26 25.35 787.29 820.63 826.00 828.95

Leisure and hospitality

14.55 14.53 14.53 14.68 357.93 351.63 348.72 358.19

Other services

21.47 22.48 22.43 22.41 661.28 710.37 699.82 699.19

Footnotes
(1) Data relate to production employees in mining and logging and manufacturing, construction employees in construction, and nonsupervisory employees in the service-providing industries. These groups account for approximately four-fifths of the total employment on private nonfarm payrolls.
(p) Preliminary

NOTE: Data have been revised to reflect March 2019 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: September 23, 2020