Doug Henwood dhenwood at panix.com
Thu Jul 23 16:40:23 PDT 1998

James Baird wrote:

>One thing I've always wondered about this kind of statistic: when they
>say "average wage" are they talking only about hourly workers? Maybe
>I'm living in a San Francisco/Silicon Valley bubble, here, but 68k
>doesn't seem like a whole lot to be the top 5-7%...

They don't say in the EPI Issue Brief, but my guess is that salaried workers are converted to a full-time hourly rate. The SF/SV area, like Manhattan, is off the map cost-wise, but no one's got local stats.


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