pay rate
Non-supervisory employee compensation 0.438 work hours / hour
Supervisory employee compensation 0.959 work hours / hour
U.S. Federal minimum wage 0.128 work hours / hour

Wages and salaries vary depending on the relative negotiating power of the employee and the employer. At the low end, employers pay the minimum possible wages that will allow the employees to continue to arrive at the job site and perform their work. The current metrics, shown above under the "supervisory" employee category, demonstrate that employees with the bargaining power to walk away from job offers are still generally offered salaries just below the actual labor time value.