February 22, 2013

About 60% of People are Paid Hourly

This is a pretty short post but I wanted to capture this fact.   A while ago I was trying in vain to find some data about what percentage of people are paid hourly and how many are paid salary.   I stumbled into the number on a BLS site.

At :  Characteristics of Minimum Wage Workers: 2011 they say :

"In 2011, 73.9 million American workers age 16 and over were paid at hourly rates, representing 59.1 percent of all wage and salary workers."

There you go, 59.1% of people are paid hourly wages.   That means therefore that 40.9% are paid salary.   They exclude people who are self employed.


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