Table 3-21: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry

Table 3-21: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry

(Current $)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 R1997 R1998 R1999 2000
Wages, U.S. labor force 4,822 5,807 7,743 10,808 15,790 21,293 26,257 27,325 28,654 29,417 30,139 30,996 32,040 33,429 35,109 36,675 38,706
Transportation industry 5,835 6,989 9,396 13,550 20,818 25,324 28,900 29,973 31,532 31,327 31,958 32,349 33,197 34,429 35,924 37,210 38,450
Air 6,929 8,495 12,027 17,035 25,649 32,131 32,747 34,407 35,931 35,660 36,189 36,365 37,238 38,693 40,402 42,523 43,864
Trucking and warehousing 5,396 6,623 8,672 12,765 19,204 22,383 26,180 26,905 28,337 28,302 29,171 29,591 30,351 31,740 32,948 33,970 35,031
Local and interurban passenger transit 4,877 5,553 6,996 9,462 13,530 15,706 17,517 18,088 18,976 19,057 19,639 20,112 20,811 21,201 22,086 22,774 23,781
Railroad 6,241 7,460 10,110 14,987 25,049 36,611 43,614 45,907 50,293 49,642 51,050 51,236 54,706 56,519 59,725 60,616 61,520
Water 6,212 7,402 10,302 14,136 22,746 28,531 33,855 34,703 36,311 36,822 37,335 37,856 38,934 40,524 42,260 43,108 44,724
Pipelines, except natural gas 6,957 8,053 10,765 16,765 26,227 37,316 46,167 47,000 51,526 50,421 54,647 57,867 58,286 59,071 64,923 65,154 66,462
Transportation servicesb 5,380 6,239 8,232 11,430 16,005 20,530 26,058 27,126 28,541 28,783 29,577 30,869 31,523 32,796 34,581 36,178 38,527

KEY: R = revised.

a Wages do not include supplements to wages and salaries such as pension, profit-sharing, and other retirement plans, and health, life, and unemployment insurance compensation.

b Establishments furnishing services incidental to transportation, such as forwarding and packing services and the arrangement of passenger and freight transportation.

NOTES: Use care in comparing the data in this table with those in table 3-22. This table includes weighted part-time employees' salaries. Table 3-22 covers only full-time employees. 1960-85 data are based on the 1972 SIC codes; 1990-98 data are based on the 1987 SIC codes.

Wage and salary accruals consist of the monetary remuneration of employees, including compensation of corporate officers; commissions, tips and bonuses; voluntary employee contributions to certain deferred compensation plans, such as 401(k) plans; and receipts in kind that represent income. In other words, accruals are wage and salary earned, not wage and salary paid. For example, wage and salary earned in 1999 but not paid until 2000 are included in accruals for 1999. However, the difference between wage and salary earned and wage and salary paid is usually very small.

SOURCE: 1960-2000: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Products Accounts, tables 6.6b and 6.6c, Internet site http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/dn1.htm as of Aug. 3, 2001.