Table 2 
Tax filers with wages, salaries and commissions by main sector, 2019 to 2021 

Tax filers with wages, salaries and commissions by main sector, 2019 to 2021
2019 – Wage earners2020 – Wage earners2021 – Wage earners2019 – Median wage2020 – Median wage2021 – Median wage
  numbernumbernumber 2021 constant dollars2021 constant dollars2021 constant dollars
All industries sectors 18,002,330 17,983,820 18,178,730 40,910 41,220 43,190
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting 255,490 265,190 258,260 28,090 28,150 29,240
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 197,820 192,340 196,130 103,090 101,620 104,860
Utilities 104,130 103,530 105,210 106,460 107,130 106,030
Construction 1,118,110 1,115,490 1,161,000 52,050 50,180 54,410
Manufacturing 1,613,340 1,589,450 1,572,100 51,400 50,730 51,760
Wholesale trade 762,220 767,110 753,360 52,240 52,840 54,970
Retail trade 1,917,400 1,987,290 1,950,820 24,210 22,200 23,750
Transportation and warehousing 771,830 783,550 796,450 48,120 46,870 47,490
Information and cultural industries 310,930 312,120 311,830 63,150 66,360 68,130
Finance and insurance 690,190 700,920 716,780 60,720 64,500 63,950
Real estate and rental and leasing 281,690 274,580 276,550 42,410 41,990 45,070
Professional, scientific and technical services 1,050,690 1,089,520 1,167,140 59,140 60,530 62,400
Business, building and other support services 1,021,990 1,004,760 1,002,130 33,280 31,940 34,540
Educational services 1,283,710 1,302,970 1,302,290 49,820 50,630 51,430
Health care and social assistance 1,591,060 1,678,760 1,743,900 43,150 43,750 44,470
Arts, entertainment and recreation 266,620 230,440 218,960 18,150 13,950 15,250
Accommodation and food services 1,221,040 1,076,160 990,780 17,430 12,690 14,680
Other services (except public administration) 637,570 618,820 601,660 33,990 31,750 35,540
Public administration 1,769,700 1,753,890 1,876,910 63,800 67,110 66,630
Not available 1,136,810 1,136,940 1,176,460 1,200 3,100 4,080
Note(s):
The industry sector is based on the 2017 North American Industry Classification System.
Source(s):
Income and Financial Data of Individuals, Preliminary T1 Family File (4106) and table 11-10-0072-01.
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