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
2016 2017 2016 2017

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

45,930 47,207 $1,188 $1,224

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19,023 19,414 1,284 1,327

Professional and related occupations

26,907 27,794 1,141 1,160

Service occupations

15,908 16,044 523 544

Sales and office occupations

23,625 23,686 698 718

Sales and related occupations

9,759 9,953 744 763

Office and administrative support occupations

13,866 13,733 679 701

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,022 11,509 786 801

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

842 962 520 539

Construction and extraction occupations

5,979 6,147 784 796

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,201 4,400 861 878

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,606 14,825 665 692

Production occupations

7,513 7,589 668 701

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,093 7,236 662 681

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

22,256 22,815 1,420 1,442

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,261 10,415 1,491 1,526

Professional and related occupations

11,995 12,400 1,364 1,391

Service occupations

7,994 7,985 595 608

Sales and office occupations

9,461 9,481 805 834

Sales and related occupations

5,509 5,598 904 934

Office and administrative support occupations

3,952 3,884 708 735

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,558 10,994 794 809

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

673 756 544 585

Construction and extraction occupations

5,828 5,987 786 796

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,057 4,251 863 883

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,661 11,705 704 736

Production occupations

5,564 5,545 723 769

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,097 6,160 685 710

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

23,674 24,393 1,027 1,052

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,761 8,999 1,099 1,134

Professional and related occupations

14,912 15,394 998 1,014

Service occupations

7,914 8,059 487 501

Sales and office occupations

14,163 14,205 649 672

Sales and related occupations

4,250 4,355 590 609

Office and administrative support occupations

9,913 9,850 669 691

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

464 515 580 579

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

169 206 465 471

Construction and extraction occupations

151 160 639 802

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

144 149 783 736

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,945 3,119 531 545

Production occupations

1,949 2,044 527 564

Transportation and material moving occupations

997 1,075 540 514

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

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