Earnings Per Employee by Sector, Arizona Less the National Average, 2013
Arizona’s average earnings per employee in 2013 was 10.4 percent less than the national average. Arizona’s figure was less than the U.S. average in 10 of the 11 sectors in which earnings per employee nationally was above the overall average. Arizona’s figure was lower than the U.S. average in only three of the nine sectors in which earnings per employee was below the overall average.
The variations by sector in the differences in earnings per employee between Arizona and the nation are strongly affected by the industrial composition within a sector. For example, a disproportionate share of Arizona’s small manufacturing sector consists of high-tech industries, so the overall manufacturing average wage exceeds the national average.
Note: Sectors are listed in order of the earnings per employee in the United States