Table 8. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, annual averages,

Table 8. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, annual averages
Occupation and sex Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2014 2015 2014 2015

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

43,016 44,844 $1,137 $1,158

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

17,561 18,422 1,227 1,258

Professional and related occupations

25,455 26,423 1,078 1,112

Service occupations

15,019 15,279 505 509

Sales and office occupations

23,402 23,620 666 673

Sales and related occupations

9,626 9,725 705 716

Office and administrative support occupations

13,776 13,894 651 656

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,763 10,834 756 761

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

776 810 429 464

Construction and extraction occupations

5,756 5,722 756 749

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,231 4,301 821 839

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,326 14,504 642 656

Production occupations

7,481 7,551 646 663

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,845 6,953 637 646

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

20,758 21,807 1,346 1,383

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

9,385 10,018 1,416 1,436

Professional and related occupations

11,373 11,789 1,286 1,343

Service occupations

7,622 7,629 583 585

Sales and office occupations

9,251 9,384 766 777

Sales and related occupations

5,411 5,423 841 880

Office and administrative support occupations

3,840 3,961 701 693

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,346 10,381 764 770

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

625 637 457 477

Construction and extraction occupations

5,635 5,586 757 751

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,085 4,159 824 842

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,474 11,546 689 704

Production occupations

5,546 5,548 711 729

Transportation and material moving occupations

5,927 5,998 664 679

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

22,258 23,038 981 996

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,176 8,404 1,056 1,073

Professional and related occupations

14,082 14,634 948 963

Service occupations

7,398 7,650 461 463

Sales and office occupations

14,151 14,236 620 627

Sales and related occupations

4,215 4,303 570 578

Office and administrative support occupations

9,936 9,933 637 646

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

417 453 509 580

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

151 174 375 437

Construction and extraction occupations

121 137 691 704

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

146 143 725 761

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,852 2,958 504 512

Production occupations

1,935 2,003 502 519

Transportation and material moving occupations

918 955 510 494

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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