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HOURWAGE_CPS8
Hourly earnings (CPS)

Codes

HOURWAGE_CPS8 is a 5-digit numeric variable reporting the hourly wage in dollars at 2 decimal places.

Blank=999.98
NIU=999.99

Top codes:

2003+: $99.99/hour.

Description

HOURWAGE_CPS8 reports an individual's hourly wage in dollars.

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

Comparability

This variable is comparable across years from 2003 onward.

Universe

  • Employed CPS household members who report hourly earnings.

Availability

  • 2003-2017

Flags

Q1HOURWAGE_CPS8