U.S. Workers Rank 14th On List That Measures Hourly Compensation For Manufacturing Employees

How much do employees in the U.S. manufacturing industry make compared to their counterparts in other countries?

A new study released by the U.S. Labor Department says Americans receive an average of $34.74 per hour, the 14th highest hourly compensation among countries measured. Norway topped the chart at $57.53 per hour, followed by Switzerland and Belgium.

Canada ranked one spot ahead of the United States, averaging $35.67 per hour. Mexico ranked 33rd among the 34 countries measured at $6.23.

China and India were notably absent from the list. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said there were data gaps and deviations from international standards that made it difficult to forge accurate measures of manufacturing wages and overall compensation.

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