Table 3-22: Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers in Transportation by Detailed Occupation

Table 3-22: Median Weekly Earnings of Full-Time Wage and Salary Workers in Transportation by Detailed Occupation

(Current $)

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  1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
16 years and over, alla 343 412 426 440 459 467 479 490 503 523 549 576
Airplane pilots and navigators 738 910 931 884 1,076 1,013 956 1,138 1,079 1,383 1,048 1,283
Public transportation attendants N 635 N N 733 452 450 417 521 524 604 568
Motor vehicle operators 343 400 405 415 434 452 475 473 496 503 514 543
Supervisors, motor vehicle operators N 520 500 494 583 512 549 583 589 595 585 688
Truck drivers N N N 417 442 467 481 481 506 516 527 564
Drivers-sales workers 399 439 458 484 478 461 517 506 524 526 534 558
Bus drivers 344 355 378 400 403 392 419 396 405 428 428 460
Taxicab drivers and chauffeurs 262 307 342 312 312 374 352 374 405 379 427 468
Nonmotor vehicle operators 559 687 716 700 714 631 711 691 761 834 761 816
Rail transportation operators 599 717 774 717 722 701 741 740 814 849 816 863
Water transportation 463 547 576 610 667 582 624 586 641 812 604 778

KEY: N = data do not exist.

a Earnings for all full-time workers, not just transportation related.

NOTES: Use care in comparing the figures in this table with those in table 3-21. This table does not include part-time employees.

Table 3-21 includes weighted part-time employees' salaries.

SOURCES:

Water transportation: 1985-1999: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, unpublished data, Mar. 1, 1999 and Mar. 11, 1999, and Apr. 25, 2000 U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment and Earnings (Washington, DC: Annual January issues), table 39 of the Household Data Annual Averages Tables. Available at http://www.stats.bls.gov/pdf/cpsaat39.pdf.