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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
2021
2nd
2022
2nd
2021
2nd
2022

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

50,580 53,386 $1,366 $1,459

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

21,300 22,515 1,445 1,597

Professional and related occupations

29,280 30,871 1,319 1,377

Service occupations

14,701 15,755 625 707

Sales and office occupations

22,185 22,329 828 867

Sales and related occupations

9,412 9,279 910 951

Office and administrative support occupations

12,772 13,049 802 824

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,094 11,473 924 964

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

821 665 659 620

Construction and extraction occupations

6,023 6,480 899 913

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,250 4,328 1,027 1,070

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,034 15,944 764 807

Production occupations

6,758 7,385 795 833

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,276 8,559 731 790

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

24,560 25,680 1,586 1,743

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

11,262 11,714 1,652 1,883

Professional and related occupations

13,298 13,965 1,544 1,627

Service occupations

7,008 7,768 713 773

Sales and office occupations

8,747 8,774 985 1,018

Sales and related occupations

5,065 4,960 1,099 1,165

Office and administrative support occupations

3,682 3,814 908 918

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,528 10,951 932 975

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

671 539 689 620

Construction and extraction occupations

5,807 6,261 901 915

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,050 4,151 1,034 1,077

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,641 12,305 821 873

Production occupations

4,999 5,391 860 914

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,642 6,914 794 832

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

26,020 27,707 1,195 1,265

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,038 10,800 1,256 1,399

Professional and related occupations

15,982 16,906 1,157 1,185

Service occupations

7,692 7,987 586 656

Sales and office occupations

13,438 13,555 762 799

Sales and related occupations

4,347 4,320 726 778

Office and administrative support occupations

9,091 9,235 774 804

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

565 522 677 782

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

150 126 596 619

Construction and extraction occupations

215 219 701 710

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

200 176 933 914

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,393 3,639 622 694

Production occupations

1,759 1,995 648 695

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,634 1,645 610 693

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.

Last Modified Date: July 19, 2022