Table 3-21a: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry (Standard Industrial Classification [SIC] basis)

Table 3-21a: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry (Standard Industrial Classification [SIC] basis)

(Current $)

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  1960 1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
All industries 4,822 5,808 7,744 10,810 15,793 21,297 26,262 27,326 28,672 29,444 30,177 31,034 32,087 33,490 35,201 36,754 38,846
Transportation, total 5,835 6,989 9,396 13,550 20,818 25,246 29,000 30,018 31,575 31,392 31,946 32,283 33,074 34,407 35,907 37,178 38,484
Air 6,929 8,495 12,027 17,035 25,649 32,131 32,867 34,487 36,058 35,852 36,257 36,419 36,989 38,691 40,441 42,523 43,820
Trucking and warehousing 5,396 6,623 8,672 12,765 19,204 22,383 26,297 26,921 28,336 28,293 29,112 29,605 30,342 31,754 32,949 34,007 35,024
Local and interurban passenger transit 4,877 5,553 6,996 9,462 13,530 14,878 17,554 18,064 18,950 18,955 19,504 19,980 20,648 21,219 22,008 22,792 23,745
Railroad 6,241 7,460 10,110 14,987 25,049 36,608 43,602 45,893 50,267 50,440 51,719 50,465 55,299 57,235 60,632 60,623 62,673
Water 6,212 7,402 10,302 14,136 22,746 28,531 33,855 34,703 36,311 36,833 37,357 37,769 38,857 40,329 42,317 43,436 44,980
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 58,186 54,782 58,881 64,991 65,379 66,540
Transportation servicesc 5,380 6,239 8,232 11,430 16,005 20,530 26,057 27,169 28,534 28,792 29,588 30,801 31,511 32,794 34,603 36,204 38,602

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 The data in this table have been revised as a result of the Bureau of Economic Analysis' comprehensive revision of the National Income and Product Accounts (NIPA).

c 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; 1990-2000 data are based on the 1987 SIC codes.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis provides these data on a SIC basis ending in 2000 and on a North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) basis beginning in 1998 (see table 3-21b for data based on NAICS).

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 available as of Feb. 17, 2004.