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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
55. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and occupation, 2021 annual averages
Occupation Full-time
wage and
salary
workers (in
thousands)
Median weekly earnings
Total With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification or
license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

114,316 $998 $1,229 $1,288 $1,223 $931

Management, professional, and related occupations

51,166 1,390 1,411 1,563 1,395 1,377

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

21,529 1,482 1,655 1,890 1,622 1,444

Management occupations

13,942 1,546 1,698 1,905 1,646 1,510

Business and financial operations occupations

7,587 1,382 1,585 1,830 1,565 1,346

Professional and related occupations

29,637 1,335 1,347 1,425 1,342 1,325

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,267 1,660 1,643 1,740 1,574 1,663

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,985 1,641 1,759 1,724 1,763 1,600

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,391 1,407 1,449 - 1,466 1,392

Community and social services occupations

2,276 1,065 1,185 1,004 1,210 981

Legal occupations

1,401 1,586 1,977 1,560 2,004 1,146

Education, training, and library occupations

7,124 1,138 1,173 1,154 1,173 1,005

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,707 1,229 1,322 - 1,346 1,209

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7,485 1,273 1,385 1,273 1,391 1,002

Service occupations

14,630 644 746 689 754 618

Healthcare support occupations

3,269 637 655 654 655 623

Protective service occupations

2,608 998 1,161 - 1,169 903

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3,863 573 623 - 624 569

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,347 623 817 - 835 616

Personal care and service occupations

1,543 618 654 - 655 607

Sales and office occupations

21,748 826 966 988 963 811

Sales and related occupations

9,281 887 1,160 1,269 1,149 845

Office and administrative support occupations

12,467 806 866 845 869 799

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,182 919 1,139 1,121 1,142 876

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

800 623 719 - 724 620

Construction and extraction occupations

6,171 904 1,168 1,192 1,165 856

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,211 1,017 1,123 1,091 1,137 988

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,590 774 979 882 986 746

Production occupations

7,107 809 995 989 996 794

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,483 738 973 788 983 708

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Full time is 35 hours or more per week. Data are for wage and salary workers; all self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000).

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022