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Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted

ESTABLISHMENT DATA
Table B-3. Average hourly and weekly earnings of all employees on private nonfarm payrolls by industry sector, seasonally adjusted
Industry Average hourly earnings Average weekly earnings
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012(p)
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012(p)
Sept.
2012(p)

Total private

$23.16 $23.52 $23.51 $23.58 $796.70 $809.09 $808.74 $813.51

Goods-producing

24.50 24.76 24.74 24.83 977.55 995.35 992.07 998.17

Mining and logging

28.11 28.89 28.88 29.06 1,253.71 1,276.94 1,259.17 1,269.92

Construction

25.51 25.78 25.76 25.87 974.48 989.95 994.34 1,006.34

Manufacturing

23.77 24.00 23.99 24.04 960.31 976.80 971.60 976.02

Durable goods

25.32 25.41 25.41 25.45 1,033.06 1,041.81 1,034.19 1,040.91

Nondurable goods

21.17 21.59 21.57 21.65 840.45 867.92 864.96 868.17

Private service-providing

22.84 23.23 23.22 23.28 760.57 773.56 773.23 777.55

Trade, transportation, and utilities

20.08 20.52 20.53 20.56 694.77 707.94 708.29 709.32

Wholesale trade

26.38 26.80 26.86 26.91 1,023.54 1,034.48 1,036.80 1,041.42

Retail trade

15.85 16.34 16.36 16.39 502.45 514.71 516.98 517.92

Transportation and warehousing

21.80 21.99 21.98 21.93 834.94 840.02 839.64 833.34

Utilities

33.97 34.58 34.26 34.53 1,440.33 1,459.28 1,428.64 1,443.35

Information

31.42 31.81 31.49 31.83 1,149.97 1,161.07 1,149.39 1,164.98

Financial activities

28.05 29.16 29.27 29.39 1,054.68 1,084.75 1,088.84 1,099.19

Professional and business services

27.88 28.12 28.07 28.14 998.10 1,012.32 1,013.33 1,018.67

Education and health services

23.78 24.11 24.10 24.12 779.98 793.22 792.89 793.55

Leisure and hospitality

13.27 13.40 13.39 13.39 343.69 348.40 348.14 349.48

Other services

20.58 20.71 20.78 20.85 652.39 656.51 654.57 654.69

Footnotes
(p) Preliminary

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021