Craft Workers’ Earnings Rose Slightly in 2004
BLS reports that the median weekly earnings of all full-time construction workers increased modestly in 2004, from $615 to $618. In 2000, the median weekly earnings of all full-time construction workers was $584.
The median weekly earnings of union-represented construction workers rose from $873 in 2003 to $884 in 2004, while those of nonunion workers rose from $580 to $588. This indicates that union-represented workers earned over 50 percent more than nonunion workers in 2004.
To view the BLS table of earnings by union affiliation, occupation, and industry, click here.
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