Table 6. Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers by occupation, selected years, 2004-14

Table 6. Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers by occupation, selected years,
2004-2014
                                                                                                                            
                              Occupation                                January  January  January  January  January  January
                                                                         2004     2006     2008     2010     2012     2014  
                                                                                                                            
    Total, 16 years and over..........................................    4.0      4.0      4.1      4.4      4.6      4.6  
                                                                                                                            
Management,  professional and related occupations.....................    5.0      5.2      5.1      5.2      5.5      5.7  
    Management, business, and financial operations occupations........    5.5      5.5      5.4      5.4      5.9      6.3  
        Management occupations........................................    6.0      6.0      6.0      6.1      6.3      6.9  
        Business and financial operations occupations.................    4.5      4.7      4.6      4.6      5.2      5.0  
    Professional and related occupations..............................    4.7      5.0      4.9      5.0      5.4      5.3  
        Computer and mathematical occupations.........................    4.8      4.8      4.5      4.8      4.8      5.0  
        Architecture and engineering occupations......................    5.8      6.5      6.4      5.7      7.0      6.4  
        Life, physical, and social science occupations................    4.2      4.7      4.0      4.6      5.3      5.0  
        Community and social service occupations......................    4.7      4.7      4.8      4.6      5.0      5.1  
        Legal occupations.............................................    4.1      5.0      4.3      4.6      5.4      5.4  
        Education, training, and library occupations..................    5.1      5.3      5.4      5.6      5.9      6.2  
        Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations....    3.6      3.6      3.4      3.9      4.2      3.4  
        Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations............    4.5      4.8      4.9      4.8      5.2      5.2  
                                                                                                                            
Service occupations...................................................    2.8      2.8      2.8      3.1      3.2      3.3  
        Healthcare support occupations................................    2.9      3.1      3.1      3.3      3.3      3.5  
        Protective service occupations................................    5.5      5.5      5.9      5.0      6.4      6.5  
        Food preparation and serving related occupations..............    1.8      1.8      2.0      2.3      2.3      2.2  
        Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations.....    3.3      3.7      3.6      4.1      4.0      4.3  
        Personal care and service occupations.........................    2.7      2.4      2.6      2.9      3.0      2.9  
                                                                                                                            
Sales and office occupations..........................................    3.4      3.4      3.5      4.1      4.2      4.0  
    Sales and related occupations.....................................    2.8      2.8      2.9      3.4      3.4      3.4  
    Office and administrative support occupations.....................    4.0      4.1      4.2      4.7      4.8      4.6  
                                                                                                                            
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations..........    3.7      3.5      4.0      4.7      4.7      4.4  
    Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations........................    3.7      3.6      3.1      4.2      3.9      3.2  
    Construction and extraction occupations...........................    3.2      3.0      3.5      4.1      4.3      3.7  
    Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations.................    4.7      4.6      5.0      5.7      5.3      5.4  
                                                                                                                            
Production, transportation, and material moving occupations...........    4.2      4.0      4.5      4.6      4.8      4.5  
    Production occupations............................................    5.0      4.8      5.0      5.3      5.3      5.2  
    Transportation and material moving occupations....................    3.4      3.3      3.8      4.0      4.3      3.8  

   NOTE: Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational
classification system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from
the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 and later years are
not strictly comparable with earlier years. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January
data.



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