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Average Hourly Earnings – SC, NC, GA, and All US Manufacturing Workers – 1950-2001


Annual Averages – Not Adjusted for Inflation
Also see: Palmetto Pay Gap Average Hourly Earnings - South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and All US Manufacturing Workers - 1950-2001

manufacturing wages for production workers

average hourly wages

1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001
united states 1.44 2.26 3.35 7.27 10.83 14.38 14.84
georgia 1.08 1.66 2.67 5.77 9.17 12.99 13.05
north carolina 1.10 1.54 2.46 5.37 8.79 12.80 13.29
south carolina 1.11 1.57 2.51 5.59 8.84 10.97 11.19

percentages

1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001
georgia 75.0% 73.5% 79.7% 79.4% 84.7% 90.3% 87.9%
north carolina 76.4% 68.1% 73.4% 73.9% 81.2% 89.0% 89.6%
south carolina 77.1% 69.5% 74.9% 76.9% 81.6% 76.3% 75.4%

average weekly hours

1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2001
us 40.5 39.7 39.8 39.7 40.8 41.6 40.7
georgia 40.3 39.4 39.8 40.2 40.9 41.4 40.5
north carolina 39.5 39.7 39.5 39.3 39.9 41.4 39.6
south carolina 40.1 40.3 40.2 40.3 41 42.5 41.8

Sources:

State statistics

http://www.bls.gov/sae/
get detailed statistics
create customized tables (one screen)

  1. choose state
  2. choose statewide
  3. choose 1-digit industry
  4. choose manufacturing
  5. choose average hourly earnings
  6. choose not seasonally adjusted
  7. click get data
When table appears, click reformat to view only annual data and change years.

Note on data is at: http://www.bls.gov/sae/790faq2.htm#q7

national statistics

http://www.bls.gov/ces/
get detailed statistics
create customized tables (one screen)

  1. choose average hourly earnings of production workers
  2. choose 300000 manufacturing
  3. check not seasonally adjusted
  4. click get data
when table appears, click reformat to view only annual data and change years.