July 28, 2009
In 2007, full-time workers nearly always earned more per hour than part-time workers. In some occupations, however, hourly wages were actually higher for part-time workers.
There were 12 occupations in which average hourly earnings for part-time workers exceeded those of full-time workers in 2007. Notably, part-time speech-language pathologists earned $63.52 per hour, compared with $33.20 for their full-time counterparts. Among computer systems analysts, part-time workers earned $60.10 per hour and full-time workers earned $37.64 per hour.
Nationally, mean hourly earnings for full-time civilian workers were $21.08, compared with $11.34 for their part-time counterparts.
These data are from the National Compensation Survey. To learn more, see "A Comparison of Hourly Wage Rates for Full- and Part-Time Workers by Occupation, 2007" (HTML), in the July issue of Compensation and Working Conditions Online.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Comparisons of full- and part-time hourly earnings, 2007 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/jul/wk4/art02.htm (visited December 20, 2014).
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