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Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry

Table 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by union affiliation, occupation, and industry
Occupation and industry 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)

OCCUPATION

Management, professional, and related occupations

$1,044 $1,047 $1,040 $1,045 $1,063 $1,059 $1,055 $1,064

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,138 1,116 1,123 1,139 1,155 1,138 1,145 1,156

Management occupations

1,208 1,192 1,208 1,208 1,230 1,161 1,187 1,231

Business and financial operations occupations

996 1,002 1,009 995 1,036 1,082 1,048 1,035

Professional and related occupations

994 1,036 1,026 983 1,008 1,047 1,040 998

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,253 1,078 1,107 1,263 1,289 1,062 1,074 1,311

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,266 1,230 1,210 1,271 1,255 1,238 1,285 1,252

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,059 1,099 1,135 1,040 1,062 1,166 1,160 1,038

Community and social services occupations

783 957 948 746 802 980 955 759

Legal occupations

1,200 1,266 1,258 1,191 1,213 1,329 1,358 1,199

Education, training, and library occupations

887 1,010 996 782 913 1,023 1,008 811

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

888 1,105 1,059 877 920 999 1,015 915

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

970 1,089 1,070 952 986 1,095 1,098 967

Service occupations

470 702 682 435 479 723 707 447

Healthcare support occupations

472 518 518 464 471 514 503 467

Protective service occupations

747 992 980 611 747 995 980 629

Food preparation and serving related occupations

398 463 456 395 406 508 503 402

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

444 597 588 418 446 595 590 421

Personal care and service occupations

440 576 567 429 455 575 564 440

Sales and office occupations

624 768 761 613 631 752 745 621

Sales and related occupations

665 678 673 665 666 683 678 665

Office and administrative support occupations

612 782 773 595 619 762 754 607

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

719 1,009 1,003 657 719 1,013 1,006 664

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

416 - - 411 416 - - 412

Construction and extraction occupations

718 1,023 1,011 643 709 1,029 1,019 633

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

781 999 999 733 794 1,005 1,001 745

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

605 786 780 578 599 817 809 564

Production occupations

610 783 778 587 599 811 801 569

Transportation and material moving occupations

599 789 782 563 599 824 816 557

INDUSTRY

Private sector

711 856 845 697 717 864 855 703

Agriculture and related industries

462 - - 457 465 - - 463

Nonagricultural industries

715 857 846 701 721 865 856 707

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

1,050 1,013 1,015 1,058 1,032 1,076 1,053 1,026

Construction

744 1,072 1,052 698 735 1,051 1,046 692

Manufacturing

767 800 799 762 767 828 817 759

Durable goods

806 836 832 801 806 878 866 796

Nondurable goods

706 735 741 698 700 760 749 690

Wholesale and retail trade

611 648 641 609 612 669 657 610

Wholesale trade

760 761 767 760 777 770 774 777

Retail trade

577 612 607 575 575 613 608 572

Transportation and utilities

798 975 964 748 823 1,000 994 765

Transportation and warehousing

749 923 911 707 765 934 928 725

Utilities

1,043 1,120 1,104 1,008 1,102 1,199 1,193 1,014

Information(4)

905 1,105 1,083 883 912 1,018 998 895

Publishing, except Internet

847 - - 843 876 - - 871

Motion pictures and sound recording industries

1,047 - - 924 917 - - 893

Radio and television broadcasting and cable subscription programming

827 - - 828 821 - - 814

Telecommunications

964 1,095 1,079 924 987 1,039 1,023 974

Financial activities

839 843 831 839 849 806 799 852

Finance and insurance

881 845 837 882 902 819 829 905

Finance

889 842 817 892 902 - 870 903

Insurance

868 - - 868 902 - - 908

Real estate and rental and leasing

726 842 822 718 702 786 713 701

Professional and business services

864 761 748 868 855 751 754 859

Professional and technical services

1,094 1,081 1,096 1,094 1,124 1,157 1,147 1,123

Management, administrative, and waste services

560 658 640 553 542 598 592 536

Education and health services

$715 $839 $838 $698 $731 $849 $846 $717

Educational services

819 886 879 795 852 900 875 846

Health care and social assistance

685 801 802 673 698 817 823 686

Leisure and hospitality

464 583 576 458 469 580 575 461

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

601 673 671 593 616 636 632 614

Accommodation and food services

423 526 505 421 430 530 524 424

Accommodation

505 582 582 496 508 547 553 502

Food services and drinking places

412 424 423 412 417 517 509 416

Other services(4)

605 886 862 599 615 866 862 609

Other services, except private households

627 893 868 620 636 880 874 627

Public sector

865 947 943 782 878 961 956 801

Federal government

1,002 981 989 1,019 1,012 977 987 1,040

State government

829 906 899 767 829 922 917 769

Local government

834 956 948 720 854 971 962 743

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.
(4) Includes other industries, not shown separately.

- Data not shown where base is less than 50,000.
NOTE: Data refer to the sole or principal job of full- and part-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