June 27, 2007
Among the five major occupational groups, average hourly earnings in private industry ranged from $9.72 for service workers to $31.66 for management, professional, and related employees in June 2006.
Average hourly earnings for sales and office workers were $15.42, while for natural resources, construction, and maintenance workers, the average was $19.46. The average hourly earnings for production, transportation, and material moving workers was $14.64.
Overall, earnings averaged $18.56 per hour in private industry in June 2006.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Variation in worker earnings by occupation, June 2006 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2007/jun/wk4/art03.htm (visited August 20, 2014).
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