Typical non-college-educated workers in manufacturing are paid much more than noncollege workers in other industries: Annual earnings of workers without a four-year degree at the 50th percentile of earnings, by race and ethnicity, 2019

Manufacturing Nonmanufacturing
White  $45,000 $34,870
Black $33,000 $28,000
Hispanic $31,800 $27,000
AAPI $32,000 $28,002

Notes: AAPI refers to Asian American/Pacific Islander. Race/ethnicity categories are mutually exclusive (i.e., white non-Hispanic, Black non-Hispanic, AAPI non-Hispanic, and Hispanic any race). 

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata (Flood et al. 2021). Manufacturing category encompasses CPS occupational codes 1070–3990. Nonmanufacturing encompasses all other codes.

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