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Table 2. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation and selected characteristics

Table 2. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation and selected characteristics
Characteristic 2009 2010
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)
Total Members
of
unions(1)
Represented
by unions(2)
Non-
union(3)

AGE AND SEX

Total, 16 years and over

$739 $908 $901 $710 $747 $917 $911 $717

16 to 24 years

442 598 586 433 432 585 580 423

25 years and over

774 922 916 749 782 931 925 755

25 to 34 years

678 834 827 653 682 847 840 657

35 to 44 years

817 941 936 789 824 961 954 792

45 to 54 years

838 959 952 807 844 955 950 813

55 to 64 years

841 958 957 800 860 975 971 828

65 years and over

684 837 831 662 684 823 821 665

Men, 16 years and over

819 957 953 786 824 967 964 789

16 to 24 years

458 614 605 447 443 610 601 430

25 years and over

873 972 969 846 874 982 979 846

25 to 34 years

715 868 862 692 714 870 864 688

35 to 44 years

916 995 992 899 915 1,008 1,004 893

45 to 54 years

967 1,012 1,009 952 954 1,014 1,013 935

55 to 64 years

965 988 990 956 979 1,010 1,012 967

65 years and over

791 871 883 771 794 903 903 770

Women, 16 years and over

657 840 833 628 669 856 847 639

16 to 24 years

424 568 548 420 422 531 535 417

25 years and over

687 851 845 659 704 870 861 672

25 to 34 years

634 800 791 614 648 819 811 624

35 to 44 years

709 859 857 683 731 897 888 699

45 to 54 years

712 870 860 680 730 874 864 702

55 to 64 years

727 909 905 688 736 924 913 702

65 years and over

602 727 728 585 601 690 703 588

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

757 934 926 728 765 943 936 736

Men

845 981 976 811 850 988 985 817

Women

669 859 852 639 684 882 872 651

Black or African American, 16 years and over

601 749 745 581 611 772 766 589

Men

621 780 781 599 633 829 827 606

Women

582 717 710 560 592 729 720 574

Asian, 16 years and over

880 907 919 870 855 909 918 842

Men

952 888 906 959 936 924 941 936

Women

779 936 938 756 773 904 909 749

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

541 774 763 516 535 771 766 512

Men

569 824 813 535 560 804 800 525

Women

509 683 674 493 508 729 724 489

Footnotes
(1) Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
(2) Data refer to both union members and workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.
(3) Data refer to workers who are neither members of a union nor represented by a union on their job.

NOTE: Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full-time wage and salary workers. All self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses as well as those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: October 29, 2020