Average Industrial Wage

The mean hourly rate of pay for workforce members of a given geographical area, such as a country or province, excluding farm employees. This measurement serves as a reasonable proxy for the wage rate of the average worker in a given country, and is used by labor organizations and employers as a benchmark.

Statistics such as the average industrial wage are often calculated by national survey organizations such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Statistics Canada, and can be compared with a region's rate of inflation to determine the relative increases in individual income levels.


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