Regression-adjusted manufacturing wage and compensation premium, 2011

Estimated manufacturing premium
Education level Wage Total compensation
All workers 7% 15%
High school diploma or less 3% 11%
Some college or associate degree 7% 15%
Bachelor’s degree and higher 9% 19%

Notes: The manufacturing premium (wage and compensation) is for workers age 25 and older and shows how much more a manufacturing worker makes per hour than a comparable nonmanufacturing worker in the private sector.

Source: Adapted from Langdon and Lehrman 2012, Figure 9

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