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HOURWAGE
Hourly earnings

Codes

HOURWAGE is a 5-digit numeric variable reporting the hourly wage in dollars at 2 decimal places.

NIU=999.99

Top codes:

$99.99/hour.

Description

HOURWAGE reports the respondent's hourly wage in dollars.

HOURWAGE was collected at the time of the ATUS interview. However, earnings information was only collected at that time for respondents who changed jobs or employers since the final CPS interview, or whose earnings were allocated in the final CPS interview. For other respondents, earnings information was carried forward from the final CPS interview. CPSUPDATE may be useful as an indication that earnings information may be out of date.

The respondent's wage was also collected at the time of the final CPS interview, 2-5 months before the ATUS interview. See HOURWAGE_CPS8.

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years.

Universe

  • Employed ATUS respondents who report hourly earnings.

Availability

  • 2003-2018

Flags

Q1HOURWAGE