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Weekly Earnings of Union-Affiliated Workers by Occupation

 19991998
 TotalMembers
of Unions1
Represented
by Unions2
Non-UnionTotalMembers
of Unions1
Represented
by Unions2
Non-Union
Occupation        
Managerial and professional
 specialty
$797$826 $819$792 $759 $789 $774 $756
 Executive, administrative, and
  managerial
792823829789755801789753
 Professional specialty800826817794763787772759
Technical, sales, and administrative
 support
488583580477477575569463
 Technicians and related support618714711608599708688590
 Sales occupations523513519523502496492502
 Administrative support, including
  clerical
447574564429438563558418
Service occupations336536529314327557542305
 Protective service592737728477598736732450
 Service, except protective
  service
311412409303305403402295
Precision production, craft, and
 repair
594755747546572753747514
Operators, fabricators, and laborers429591584398415585580381
 Machine operators, assemblers,
  and inspectors
423572566394406559556375
 Transportation and material
  moving occupations
513668657478510655644468
 Handlers, equipment cleaners,
  helpers, and laborers
363507499340351514514326
Farming, forestry, and fishing331512514322302471462299
Industry        
Private wage and salary workers521633627510505625619493
Agriculture340(3)(3)337315(3)(3)314
Nonagricultural industries525634 628513509626 620 496
 Mining734710731735684733723673
 Construction552778772509534790783496
 Manufacturing576614611561551606603532
  Durable goods594628625584581629625566
  Nondurable goods529584579518507565562495
 Transportation and public utilities651748742613624731724586
  Transportation596727718551570704695519
  Communications and public
   utilities
751773770738727763760699
 Wholesale and retail trade421499492418410480476405
  Wholesale trade573584570573562611604557
  Retail trade391472463387373442439369
 Finance, insurance, and
  real estate
598582587599577545554578
 Services517554563515498540548494
Government workers641714709585620694688558
 Federal729721723737694690693696
 State615683677578596646638563
 Local623726720525612712702501
NOTE: Median weekly earnings of full-time workers 16 years and older. Data refer to the sole or principal job of full-time workers. Excluded are self-employed workers regardless of whether or not their businesses are incorporated. Beginning in January 1999, data reflect revised population controls used in the household survey.
1. Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union.
2. Data refer to members of a labor union or an employee association similar to a union as well as workers who report no union affiliation but whose jobs are covered by a union or an employee association contract.
3. Data not shown where base is less than 50,000.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web: www.bls.gov/news.release/union2.t04.htm .

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