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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
Sept.
2020
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Sept.
2021(p)
Sept.
2020
July
2021
Aug.
2021(p)
Sept.
2021(p)

Total private

$24.79 $25.86 $26.01 $26.15 $845.34 $884.41 $886.94 $894.33

Goods-producing

25.49 26.61 26.74 26.92 1,034.89 1,088.35 1,090.99 1,114.49

Mining and logging

30.36 31.42 31.67 31.72 1,366.20 1,464.17 1,485.32 1,503.53

Construction

29.09 30.58 30.70 30.79 1,143.24 1,204.85 1,206.51 1,259.31

Manufacturing

23.01 23.91 24.04 24.18 948.01 992.27 997.66 1,001.05

Durable goods

23.99 24.95 25.07 25.22 993.19 1,035.43 1,040.41 1,044.11

Nondurable goods

21.46 22.26 22.39 22.55 875.57 923.79 929.19 933.57

Private service-providing

24.64 25.70 25.86 25.99 813.12 850.67 853.38 857.67

Trade, transportation, and utilities

21.47 22.54 22.60 22.70 734.27 775.38 775.18 778.61

Wholesale trade

26.93 27.88 27.83 28.01 1,036.81 1,090.11 1,082.59 1,092.39

Retail trade

17.78 18.62 18.67 18.68 549.40 573.50 573.17 573.48

Transportation and warehousing

22.59 24.15 24.29 24.54 865.20 932.19 937.59 944.79

Utilities

38.98 39.92 39.98 40.00 1,680.04 1,700.59 1,711.14 1,696.00

Information

36.16 36.75 36.60 36.50 1,308.99 1,356.08 1,372.50 1,339.55

Financial activities

29.48 30.39 30.55 30.65 1,099.60 1,136.59 1,139.52 1,146.31

Professional and business services

29.50 30.66 30.83 30.94 1,062.00 1,112.96 1,119.13 1,126.22

Education and health services

25.60 26.97 27.18 27.46 839.68 881.92 886.07 897.94

Leisure and hospitality

14.80 16.47 16.60 16.71 365.56 415.04 415.00 416.08

Other services

22.61 23.22 23.40 23.38 707.69 724.46 723.06 729.46

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 2020 benchmark levels and updated seasonal adjustment factors.

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Last Modified Date: October 08, 2021