Table 3-21b: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

Table 3-21b: Average Wagea and Salary Accruals per Full-Time Equivalent Employee by Transportation Industry (North American Industry Classification System [NAICS] basis)

(Current $)

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  1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
All industries 35,201 36,754 38,846 39,667 40,394 41,783 (R) 43,450 (R) 44,946 46,954
Transportation and warehousing, total 36,297 37,612 39,463 39,426 40,116 40,854 (R) 42,526 (R) 43,029 44,536
Air 46,790 48,466 50,969 55,336 57,370 56,771 (R) 58,134 (R) 55,918 58,409
Rail 60,530 60,538 62,728 63,517 64,404 67,174 (R) 71,007 (R) 70,866 73,190
Water 47,422 51,803 51,361 54,850 56,386 57,398 (R) 60,869 (R) 61,913 65,334
Truck 34,533 35,341 36,736 36,204 36,954 37,793 (R) 39,531 (R) 40,919 42,432
Transit and ground passenger transportation 21,988 22,880 23,795 23,121 23,512 24,129 (R) 24,868 (R) 25,508 26,616
Pipeline 71,496 77,984 96,703 99,717 81,404 83,188 88,573 (R) 88,105 97,166
Other transportation and support activitiesb 33,444 35,299 36,806 35,846 37,226 38,545 (R) 40,794 (R) 41,724 43,406
Warehousing and storage 30,120 31,663 34,269 33,842 34,763 36,115 (R) 36,115 (R) 38,183 38,731

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 Comprises business establishments involved in scenic and sightseeing transportation, support activities for transportation, postal service, and couriers and messengers.

NOTES

Data in this table are based on the 1997 NAICS codes. The Bureau of Economic Analysis provides these data on a Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) basis ending in 2000 and on a NAICS basis beginning in 1998 (see table 3-21a for data based on SIC).

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.

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

U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, National Income and Products Accounts, table 6.6d, Internet site http://www.bea.gov/bea/dn1.htm as of Nov. 14, 2007.