In this post, we look at the weekly overtime (OT) hours typically worked by those who work in Waste Management and Remediation Services.

Many of the employees that work in these jobs are not exempt from FLSA overtime pay and earn 1.5 times pay for hours worked over 40 in a given week.

The tabulations below are based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing. Also, some companies may have the job title listed here as exempt from FLSA or state OT due to their specific job assignments. The BLS does not make a distinction as to if the job title is exempt or non-exempt from OT.

Job Title Percent of OT Workers Average Hours of OT 1 out of every 4 (25%) OT workers works at least:
Waste Management and Remediation Services 30.57% 12 hours 56 hours

Source: BLS (CPS March)

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In this post, we look at some average earnings typical for particular occupations in the math field. The tabulation below is based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing.

Mathematics STEM Salaries

Job Title Average Salary
Actuaries  $     111,742.30
Computer and Information Research Scientists  $        95,027.50
Sales Engineers  $        92,428.57
Operations research analysts  $        82,702.66
Insurance Underwriters  $        81,976.74

Source: BLS

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Our definition of STEM jobs: http://www.employstats.com/blog/2014/09/19/growing-national-interest-in-stem-fields-has-focused-our-research/

In this post, we look at the weekly overtime (OT) hours typically worked by those who are in Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing.

Many of the employees that work in these jobs are not exempt from FLSA overtime pay and earn 1.5 times pay for hours worked over 40 in a given week.

The tabulations below are based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing. Also, some companies may have the job title listed here as exempt from FLSA or state OT due to their specific job assignments. The BLS does not make a distinction as to if the job title is exempt or non-exempt from OT.

Job Title Percent of OT Workers Average Hours of OT 1 out of every 4 (25%) OT workers works at least:
Fruit and Vegetable Preserving and Specialty Food Manufacturing 28.57% 10.67 hours 55 hours

Source: BLS (CPS March)

FLSA OT report for Plastics Product Manufacturing

Posted by Dwight Steward, Ph.D. and Ryan Willett | BLS Data, Earnings, Industry, U.S. Economy

In this post, we look at the weekly overtime (OT) hours typically worked by those who are in Plastics Product Manufacturing.

Many of the employees that work in these jobs are not exempt from FLSA overtime pay and earn 1.5 times pay for hours worked over 40 in a given week.

The tabulations below are based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing. Also, some companies may have the job title listed here as exempt from FLSA or state OT due to their specific job assignments. The BLS does not make a distinction as to if the job title is exempt or non-exempt from OT.

Job Title Percent of OT Workers Average Hours of OT 1 out of every 4 (25%) OT workers works at least:
Plastics Product Manufacturing 27.72% 9.32 hours 53.5 hours

Source: BLS (CPS March)

Earnings report for Engineering jobs

Posted by Dwight Steward, Ph.D. and Ryan Willett | BLS Data, Earnings, Industry, U.S. Economy

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In this post, we look at some average earnings typical for particular occupations in the engineering field. The tabulation below is based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing.

Engineering STEM Salaries

Job Title Average Salary
Computer Hardware Engineers  $     100,035.90
Aerospace Engineers  $        94,492.37
Chemical engineers  $        93,862.07
Electrical and electronic engineers  $        90,567.73
Civil Engineers  $        88,076.48

Source: BLS

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Our definition of STEM jobs: http://www.employstats.com/blog/2014/09/19/growing-national-interest-in-stem-fields-has-focused-our-research/

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In this post, we look at some average earnings typical for particular occupations in the technology field. The tabulation below is based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing.

Technology STEM Salaries

Job Title Average Salary
Software Developers, Applications and Systems Software  $        93,227.46
Computer Systems Analysts  $        83,334.38
Computer Programmers  $        82,647.55
Computer Occupations, All Other  $        65,948.52
Computer support Specialists  $        58,163.96

Source: BLS

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Our definition of STEM jobs: http://www.employstats.com/blog/2014/09/19/growing-national-interest-in-stem-fields-has-focused-our-research/

Earnings report for Science jobs

Posted by Dwight Steward, Ph.D. and Ryan Willett | BLS Data, Earnings, Industry, U.S. Economy

stemIn this post, we look at some average earnings typical for particular occupations in the science field. The tabulation below is based on U.S. BLS survey data. The BLS job title groups are insightful, generally containing more specific job titles with similar knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA), but can be more broad than a particular company’s job title listing.

Science STEM Salaries

Job Title Average Salary
Physician Assistants  $     108,837.21
Pharmacists  $        96,866.57
Biological Scientists  $        67,490.59
Registered Nurses  $        62,350.85
Phlebotomists  $        31,295.76

Source: BLS

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Our definition of STEM jobs: http://www.employstats.com/blog/2014/09/19/growing-national-interest-in-stem-fields-has-focused-our-research/

Top 3 highest wage, sub-$100K STEM jobs in Texas

Posted by Dwight Steward, Ph.D. and Ryan Willett | BLS Data, Earnings

The top 3 STEM highest paying occupations in Texas are Electrical and Electronic Engineers, Engineers, all other, and Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners.

Occupation Average Annual Wage
Electrical and Electronic Engineers $99,888.89
Engineers, all other $98,285.71
Nurse Midwives and Nurse Practitioners $97,333.34

Our definition of STEM jobs: http://www.employstats.com/blog/2014/09/19/growing-national-interest-in-stem-fields-has-focused-our-research/

The data was pulled from the CPS (Current Population Survey) March.

Source: BLS

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Dr. Sandra Black, UT-Austin economics professor, looks at the impact of school starting age and family background on work earnings.   From her work:

We find that if you enter the labor market later, as a result you have less experience and so you get paid less than the people who are the same age who started earlier, but by age 30 you’ve caught up. – Dr. Sandra Black

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Manufacturing on the rise in U.S.

Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economics and Statistics Adminstration

U.S.  Department of Commerce reports manufacturing wages and employment continues to rise the U.S. The new study uses a relatively new data source, the Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI), to analyze the earnings of new hires relative to incumbent workers in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing.

They find that new hires in the manufacturing sector earn more than new hires in other industries and have done particularly well since the recession began.

Highlight from the study include:

  • New hires in manufacturing enjoy an earnings premium relative to other new hires.  T
  • At the end of 2011, the ratio of new hire earnings to incumbent earnings was about 8 percentage points higher in manufacturing than in other industries.
  • Over time, the earnings of new hires relative to incumbents have been consistently higher in manufacturing.
  • Since the recession began, real average earnings for new hires in manufacturing grew 3.5 percent, while earnings of incumbents in manufacturing grew about 2.4 percent.