Real average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased 0.2 percent from April 2017 to April 2018. The increase in real average hourly earnings, combined with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek, resulted in a 0.4-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
Real average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees were unchanged from April 2017 to April 2018. Combining real average hourly earnings with a 0.3-percent increase in the average workweek resulted in a 0.3-percent increase in real average weekly earnings over the year.
These data are from the Current Employment Statistics program. All data are seasonally adjusted. Earnings data for the most recent 2 months are preliminary. To learn more, see "Real Earnings — April 2018" (HTML) (PDF). The Consumer Price Index is used to adjust earnings estimates for inflation.