HOURLY EARNINGS OF PIPELINE AND WATER TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

HOURLY EARNINGS OF PIPELINE AND WATER TRANSPORTATION WORKERS

Average Hourly Earnings of Production Workers by Industry (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Average Hourly Earnings of Production Workers by Industry (monthly data, not seasonally adjusted)

Transportation industry hourly earnings are the actual return to production workers in transportation industries for an hour worked. Changes in average transportation industry hourly earnings may be caused by either changes in production workers' hourly wage rates or shifts in the number of workers between relatively high-paid occupations and low-paid occupations.

Average Hourly Earnings May-00 May-01
Pipelines, except natural gas (current dollars) 22.95 24.18
Pipelines, except natural gas (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year 4.27 5.36
Water transportation services (current dollars) 20.13 20.96
Water transportation services (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year 5.06 4.12
Pipelines, except natural gas (1982 dollars) 13.22 13.43
Pipelines, except natural gas (1982 dollars) percent change from same month previous year 0.87 1.64
Water transportation services (1982 dollars) 11.59 11.65
Water transportation services (1982 dollars) percent change from same month previous year 1.63 0.45

NOTE: The current value is compared to the value from the same period in the previous year to account for seasonality.

In the transportation industry, production workers include vehicle operators, vehicle maintenance and repair workers, transportation facility operators, and workers directly engaged in providing passenger and freight transportation services.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment, Hours, and Earnings, available at http://www.bls.gov/ecthome.htm.