Appendix: 1996 RGB Income and Affordability Study


II. Average Nominal Wage Rates by Industry for NYC, 1989-94

                                                                           1993-94
                  1989      1990      1991      1992      1993      1994  % Change

Construction   $36,294   $37,372   $38,619   $40,040   $40,583   $41,669      2.7%
Manufacturing  $29,697   $32,137   $33,807   $36,911   $36,851   $38,567      4.7%
Transportation $36,319   $37,811   $38,514   $41,401   $41,340   $42,773      3.5%
Trade          $24,968   $26,154   $27,033   $28,684   $28,669   $29,439      2.7%
FIRE           $49,940   $53,345   $56,795   $73,412   $74,873   $71,820     -4.1%
Services       $28,596   $30,801   $31,891   $33,970   $34,556   $35,259      2.0%
Total Private  $32,559   $34,727   $36,332   $40,955   $41,383   $41,556      0.4%
Government     $30,633   $32,605   $33,049   $34,267   $35,415   $37,179      5.0%

Total          $32,242   $34,369   $35,744   $39,787   $40,349   $40,876      1.3%

Note:  The New York State Department of Labor revises the statistics annually.
The wage figures reported here may not be the same as those reported in prior
years.

Source:  New York State Department of Labor, Research and Statistics Division