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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, 2014-2015 annual averages
Characteristic 2014 2015
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

$791 $970 $965 $763 $809 $980 $975 $776

16 to 24 years

477 602 605 470 487 616 605 482

25 years and over

839 987 985 810 860 997 994 831

25 to 34 years

726 874 867 705 735 886 882 716

35 to 44 years

881 1,034 1,029 848 900 1,050 1,048 870

45 to 54 years

899 1,025 1,022 872 923 1,029 1,024 899

55 to 64 years

911 1,014 1,017 885 927 1,020 1,017 904

65 years and over

824 908 920 813 873 961 963 852

Men, 16 years and over

871 1,015 1,013 840 895 1,017 1,014 869

16 to 24 years

493 644 643 485 510 655 633 505

25 years and over

922 1,036 1,035 899 947 1,041 1,038 927

25 to 34 years

755 896 889 740 770 888 889 756

35 to 44 years

964 1,102 1,097 933 983 1,093 1,094 963

45 to 54 years

1,011 1,083 1,088 994 1,040 1,107 1,110 1,023

55 to 64 years

1,021 1,068 1,076 1,007 1,064 1,084 1,082 1,059

65 years and over

942 921 936 943 1,003 1,010 998 1,005

Women, 16 years and over

719 904 899 687 726 928 921 697

16 to 24 years

451 557 562 445 450 567 565 443

25 years and over

752 921 917 728 761 944 940 736

25 to 34 years

679 848 843 655 690 884 876 667

35 to 44 years

781 962 956 751 804 1,002 1,001 764

45 to 54 years

780 951 945 754 799 958 950 768

55 to 64 years

780 931 935 757 784 937 934 759

65 years and over

740 879 887 719 740 894 905 718

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY,
AND SEX

White, 16 years and over

816 997 992 784 835 1,007 999 803

Men

897 1,043 1,041 867 920 1,051 1,044 895

Women

734 929 923 704 743 952 944 715

Black or African American, 16 years and over

639 810 807 611 641 800 798 617

Men

680 835 833 648 680 824 821 650

Women

611 792 788 590 615 768 768 595

Asian, 16 years and over

953 979 998 948 993 1,094 1,107 977

Men

1,080 1,028 1,041 1,087 1,129 1,097 1,125 1,130

Women

841 939 950 823 877 1,091 1,090 835

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

594 811 795 573 604 862 847 586

Men

616 860 838 596 631 901 887 610

Women

548 757 739 520 566 778 783 541

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: January 28, 2016
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