September 14, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Earnings and employment by occupation, race, ethnicity, and sex, 2010

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2010
Occupation Asian White Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Black or African American
   Men     Women      Men     Women   Men Women Men Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

$1,408 $1,143 $1,273 $932 $1,002 $789 $957 $812

Sales and office occupations

715 643 761 600 589 532 596 577

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

733 406 730 537 538 362 707 616

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

596 479 661 473 510 385 576 469

Service occupations

555 473 559 423 437 387 498 420

These data are featured in the TED article, Earnings and employment by occupation, race, ethnicity, and sex, 2010.

 

Employed people by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2010 (percent distribution)
Occupation Asian White Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Black or African American
   Men      Women      Men      Women   Men Women Men Women

Total

100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%

Management, professional, and related occupations

47.7 46.1 34.8 41.5 15.3 24.1 23.5 33.8

Sales and office occupations

17.6 25.2 16.7 32.6 14.1 31.7 18.3 30.7

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

6.7 0.6 18.1 1.0 26.5 1.7 11.9 0.7

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12.9 6.7 16.8 4.9 22.4 9.3 25.1 6.5

Service occupations

15.1 21.3 13.6 20.1 21.8 33.2 21.2 28.3

These data are featured in the TED article, Earnings and employment by occupation, race, ethnicity, and sex, 2010.