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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.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012(p)
Sept.
2012(p)
Sept.
2011
July
2012
Aug.
2012(p)
Sept.
2012(p)

Total private

$19.53 $19.77 $19.76 $19.81 $656.21 $666.25 $665.91 $667.60

Goods-producing

20.71 20.97 20.94 20.95 844.97 861.87 858.54 858.95

Mining and logging

24.66 25.99 25.82 25.75 1,151.62 1,216.33 1,185.14 1,189.65

Construction

23.76 24.00 23.97 23.98 926.64 938.40 934.83 940.02

Manufacturing

18.94 19.16 19.15 19.15 782.22 798.97 794.73 794.73

Durable goods

20.12 20.24 20.26 20.24 841.02 852.10 848.89 846.03

Nondurable goods

17.06 17.40 17.35 17.38 694.34 713.40 711.35 712.58

Private service-providing

19.28 19.51 19.51 19.57 624.67 632.12 632.12 634.07

Trade, transportation, and utilities

17.21 17.45 17.41 17.46 579.98 588.07 586.72 588.40

Wholesale trade

22.02 22.21 22.19 22.25 849.97 857.31 854.32 861.08

Retail trade

13.51 13.83 13.80 13.86 412.06 421.82 420.90 421.34

Transportation and warehousing

19.66 19.56 19.49 19.45 741.18 739.37 736.72 735.21

Utilities

31.20 32.02 31.62 31.78 1,319.76 1,325.63 1,296.42 1,309.34

Information

26.71 27.03 27.00 27.16 964.23 967.67 966.60 975.04

Financial activities

21.95 22.71 22.73 22.83 803.37 833.46 836.46 840.14

Professional and business services

23.11 23.26 23.29 23.38 813.47 821.08 822.14 825.31

Education and health services

20.94 21.06 21.07 21.12 678.46 678.13 680.56 682.18

Leisure and hospitality

11.48 11.62 11.62 11.60 283.56 289.34 288.18 287.68

Other services

17.38 17.48 17.50 17.52 535.30 534.89 533.75 536.11

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

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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2021