HOURLY EARNINGS OF RAIL, BUS, AND TRANSIT WORKERS

HOURLY EARNINGS OF RAIL, BUS, AND TRANSIT 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.

Between August 2000 and August 2001, the average hourly earnings in Class I Railroads increased 2.90 percent, while average hourly earnings in local and suburban transportation services increased 2.80 percent. In contrast, the average hourly earnings in intercity and rural bus transportation services decreased 5.34 percent.

Average Hourly Earnings    Aug-00       Aug-01   
Class I Railroads (current dollars) 17.91 18.43
Class I Railroads (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year  2.11  2.90
Intercity and rural bus transportation (current dollars) 13.98 13.58
Intercity and rural bus transportation (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year  3.10 -2.86
Local and suburban transportation (current dollars) 12.86 13.22
Local and suburban transportation (current dollars) percent change from same month previous year  6.46  2.80
Class I Railroads (1982 dollars) 10.25 10.28
Class I Railroads (1982 dollars) ercent change from same month previous year -1.23  0.28
Intercity and rural bus transportation (1982 dollars)  8.00  7.57
Intercity and rural bus transportation (1982 dollars) percent change from same month previous year -0.27 -5.34
Local and suburban transportation (1982 dollars)  7.36  7.37
Local and suburban transportation (1982 dollars) percent change from same month previous year  2.98  0.17

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

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