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Table 4. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 4. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Occupation and sex Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

48,960 50,580 $1,355 $1,366

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

20,811 21,300 1,440 1,445

Professional and related occupations

28,150 29,280 1,288 1,319

Service occupations

12,195 14,701 625 625

Sales and office occupations

19,810 22,185 819 828

Sales and related occupations

8,167 9,412 918 910

Office and administrative support occupations

11,643 12,772 784 802

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

9,863 11,094 906 924

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

862 821 601 659

Construction and extraction occupations

5,120 6,023 901 899

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3,882 4,250 1,002 1,027

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

13,658 15,034 761 764

Production occupations

6,302 6,758 793 795

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,356 8,276 731 731

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

23,860 24,560 1,603 1,586

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

11,062 11,262 1,664 1,652

Professional and related occupations

12,798 13,298 1,552 1,544

Service occupations

6,137 7,008 705 713

Sales and office occupations

7,744 8,747 963 985

Sales and related occupations

4,489 5,065 1,069 1,099

Office and administrative support occupations

3,255 3,682 829 908

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

9,383 10,528 917 932

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

657 671 622 689

Construction and extraction occupations

4,963 5,807 903 901

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

3,763 4,050 1,004 1,034

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

10,871 11,641 813 821

Production occupations

4,742 4,999 863 860

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,129 6,642 774 794

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

25,101 26,020 1,167 1,195

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

9,748 10,038 1,269 1,256

Professional and related occupations

15,352 15,982 1,130 1,157

Service occupations

6,058 7,692 583 586

Sales and office occupations

12,066 13,438 755 762

Sales and related occupations

3,678 4,347 709 726

Office and administrative support occupations

8,388 9,091 766 774

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

480 565 676 677

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

205 150 530 596

Construction and extraction occupations

157 215 810 701

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

119 200 766 933

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,788 3,393 603 622

Production occupations

1,560 1,759 639 648

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,227 1,634 563 610

NOTE: 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.

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Last Modified Date: July 16, 2021