Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 16. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages
Occupation Total White Black or
African American
Asian Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

 

         

Total, 16 years and over

$722 $742 $589 $861 $529

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,025 1,043 814 1,233 873

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,128 1,147 866 1,250 906

Management occupations

1,204 1,231 899 1,442 941

Business and financial operations occupations

974 998 823 1,024 857

Professional and related occupations

980 989 780 1,225 855

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,242 1,238 957 1,406 1,124

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,244 1,252 942 1,415 1,096

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,035 1,069 785 1,028 944

Community and social services occupations

788 808 708 956 735

Legal occupations

1,174 1,231 857 1,272 908

Education, training, and library occupations

866 881 727 958 776

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

882 904 743 846 797

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

962 966 770 1,139 835

Service occupations

475 482 447 488 412

Healthcare support occupations

465 473 433 540 453

Protective service occupations

748 794 599 873 716

Food preparation and serving related occupations

402 401 388 467 395

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

431 434 422 473 396

Personal care and service occupations

475 481 462 460 420

Sales and office occupations

614 623 557 654 542

Sales and related occupations

656 692 507 653 524

Office and administrative support occupations

601 604 578 654 549

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

702 709 635 746 534

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

420 432 341 365 371

Construction and extraction occupations

688 696 599 697 546

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

774 785 688 792 626

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

594 610 521 531 485

Production occupations

595 611 520 521 481

Transportation and material moving occupations

593 609 521 561 492

 

         

Men, 16 years and over.

$798 $825 $620 $966 $559

Management, professional, and related occupations

1,238 1,255 892 1,403 1,002

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

1,343 1,363 913 1,440 992

Management occupations

1,384 1,403 976 1,556 998

Business and financial operations occupations

1,167 1,220 879 1,170 977

Professional and related occupations

1,169 1,182 881 1,387 1,012

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,320 1,295 1,052 1,446 1,155

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,286 1,299 952 1,469 1,120

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,156 1,191 732 1,342 1,081

Community and social services occupations

860 890 686 969 765

Legal occupations

1,696 1,739 1,072 1,159 1,448

Education, training, and library occupations

1,020 1,035 888 1,135 980

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

951 974 804 999 847

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

1,210 1,236 926 1,454 968

Service occupations

537 551 500 518 448

Healthcare support occupations

512 506 510 676 452

Protective service occupations

794 834 651 1,076 760

Food preparation and serving related occupations

432 430 406 474 417

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

488 492 460 500 416

Personal care and service occupations

591 606 558 527 520

Sales and office occupations

733 758 592 705 591

Sales and related occupations

796 828 587 748 642

Office and administrative support occupations

651 671 594 658 534

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

705 712 630 766 541

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

427 441 327 367 380

Construction and extraction occupations

688 695 585 700 544

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

774 785 681 803 623

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

637 658 559 585 514

Production occupations

659 675 587 588 516

Transportation and material moving occupations

615 637 525 577 513

 

         

Women, 16 years and over.

$638 $654 $554 $753 $501

Management, professional, and related occupations

892 900 763 1,041 775

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

941 948 838 1,059 821

Management occupations

979 990 868 1,224 832

Business and financial operations occupations

885 891 779 982 809

Professional and related occupations

867 875 722 1,033 761

Computer and mathematical occupations

1,088 1,097 899 1,256 905

Architecture and engineering occupations

1,001 1,008 885 1,019 1,036

Life, physical, and social science occupations

931 928 859 946 797

Community and social services occupations

753 759 713 946 718

Legal occupations

962 965 785 1,460 791

Education, training, and library occupations

818 836 659 876 737

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

777 797 630 773 737

Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations

909 919 729 1,047 777

Service occupations

418 418 418 453 383

Healthcare support occupations

459 469 425 506 453

Protective service occupations

594 638 521 606 531

Food preparation and serving related occupations

376 374 376 423 360

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

383 375 401 420 357

Personal care and service occupations

441 450 419 422 388

Sales and office occupations

578 581 535 626 519

Sales and related occupations

516 528 439 575 433

Office and administrative support occupations

590 592 571 653 556

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

607 609 813 525 399

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

392 406 363 363 341

Construction and extraction occupations

747 726 921 223 718

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

779 773 921 678 750

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

462 467 441 467 382

Production occupations

464 472 430 470 386

Transportation and material moving occupations

455 449 488 440 372

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: December 4, 2009