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Earnings higher in larger establishments

July 28, 2003

Workers employed by the largest establishments earned nearly $9 more per hour than those employed in the smallest establishments in July 2002.

Mean hourly earnings by size of establishment, July 2002
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Mean hourly earnings in establishments of 2,500 or more workers were $23.30 in July 2002, compared with $14.43 for workers in establishments of 1 to 99 workers.

Workers in establishments with 100 to 499 workers earned $16.73 per hour, those in establishments from 500 to 999 workers earned $18.80 per hour, and those in establishments of 1,000 to 2,499 workers earned $20.75 per hour.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Data in this article are for workers in private industry and in State and local government. Learn more in National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, July 2002, Summary 03-02 (PDF 539K).

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Earnings higher in larger establishments on the Internet at (visited September 23, 2014).


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