Average annual wage growth, telecommunications and all workers, by wage percentile, from 1973–1979 to 2016–2019

Category Growth rate
Productivity 1.82%
10th percentile -0.31%
50th percentile 0.43%
90th percentile 1.15%
10th percentile 0.22%
50th percentile 0.29%
90th percentile 0.88%


Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey data (EPI 2020) and Bureau of Labor Statistics Labor Costs and Productivity data (BLS 2020c). Wages are adjusted for inflations using the CPI-U-RS (BLS 2020a).

View the underlying data on epi.org.