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
2015 2016 2015 2016

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

44,844 45,930 $1,158 $1,188

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,422 19,023 1,258 1,284

Professional and related occupations

26,423 26,907 1,112 1,141

Service occupations

15,279 15,908 509 523

Sales and office occupations

23,620 23,625 673 698

Sales and related occupations

9,725 9,759 716 744

Office and administrative support occupations

13,894 13,866 656 679

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,834 11,022 761 786

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

810 842 464 520

Construction and extraction occupations

5,722 5,979 749 784

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,301 4,201 839 861

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,504 14,606 656 665

Production occupations

7,551 7,513 663 668

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,953 7,093 646 662

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

21,807 22,256 1,383 1,420

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,018 10,261 1,436 1,491

Professional and related occupations

11,789 11,995 1,343 1,364

Service occupations

7,629 7,994 585 595

Sales and office occupations

9,384 9,461 777 805

Sales and related occupations

5,423 5,509 880 904

Office and administrative support occupations

3,961 3,952 693 708

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,381 10,558 770 794

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

637 673 477 544

Construction and extraction occupations

5,586 5,828 751 786

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,159 4,057 842 863

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,546 11,661 704 704

Production occupations

5,548 5,564 729 723

Transportation and material moving occupations

5,998 6,097 679 685

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

23,038 23,674 996 1,027

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,404 8,761 1,073 1,099

Professional and related occupations

14,634 14,912 963 998

Service occupations

7,650 7,914 463 487

Sales and office occupations

14,236 14,163 627 649

Sales and related occupations

4,303 4,250 578 590

Office and administrative support occupations

9,933 9,913 646 669

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

453 464 580 580

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

174 169 437 465

Construction and extraction occupations

137 151 704 639

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

143 144 761 783

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,958 2,945 512 531

Production occupations

2,003 1,949 519 527

Transportation and material moving occupations

955 997 494 540

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

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