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Modeled Wage Estimates

The Modeled Wage Estimates (MWE) provide annual estimates of average hourly wages for occupations by selected job characteristics and within geographical location. The job characteristics include bargaining status (union and nonunion), part- and full-time work status, incentive- and time-based pay, and work levels by occupation. The modeled wage estimates are produced using a statistical procedure that combines survey data collected by the National Compensation Survey (NCS) and the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) programs.

Borrowing from the strengths of the NCS, information on job characteristics and work levels, and from the OEWS, the occupational and geographic detail, the modeled wage estimates provide more detail on occupational average hourly wages than either program is able to provide separately.
   

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Full-time or part-time, average hourly wages

Full-time, Retail salespersons, in Erie, PA $19.11 in 2021 Historical Data

Part-time, Retail salespersons, in Erie, PA $11.50 in 2021 Historical Data

Union or nonunion, average hourly wages

Union, Production occupations, in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $25.57 in 2021 Historical Data

Nonunion, Production occupations, in Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI $20.62 in 2021 Historical Data

Time or incentive-based pay, average hourly wages

Time-based pay, Sales and related occupations, in Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO $22.93 in 2021 Historical Data

Incentive-based pay, Sales and related occupations, in Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX $33.09 in 2021 Historical Data

Work levels, average hourly wages

Level 7, Registered nurses, in Ames, IA $29.93 in 2021 Historical Data

Level 9, Registered nurses, in Ames, IA $31.16 in 2021 Historical Data

Level 8, Computer and mathematical occupations, in Austin-Round Rock, TX $33.12 in 2021 Historical Data

Level 11, Computer and mathematical occupations, in Austin-Round Rock, TX $60.95 in 2021 Historical Data

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Publications

The Economics Daily

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A look at consolidated leave plans in 2018

A consolidated leave plan provides a single amount of time off for workers to use for vacation, illness, or personal business. Three-quarters of workers had access to paid vacations in 2018. Of those workers, 36 percent had consolidated leave plans. For those workers, the number of paid days off increased as length of service increased. The average in 2018 was 14 days at 1 year of service and 24 days at 20 years of service. read more »

Monthly Labor Review

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Where did workers perform their jobs in the early 21st century?

This article examines where workers perform their jobs and how their work locations have changed in recent years. read more »