Table 6. Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers by occupation, selected years, 2002-12

Table 6. Median years of tenure with current employer for employed wage and salary workers by occupation, selected
years, 2002-2012
                                                                                                                       
                       Occupation                            January   January   January   January   January   January 
                                                               2002      2004      2006      2008      2010      2012  
                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                       
    Total, 16 years and over.............................       3.7       4.0       4.0       4.1       4.4       4.6  
                                                                                                                       
 Management, professional, and related occupations.......       4.6       5.0       5.2       5.1       5.2       5.5  
   Management, business, and financial operations                                                                      
     occupations.........................................       5.2       5.5       5.5       5.4       5.4       5.9  
      Management occupations.............................       5.6       6.0       6.0       6.0       6.1       6.3  
      Business and financial operations occupations......       4.2       4.5       4.7       4.6       4.6       5.2  
   Professional and related occupations..................       4.2       4.7       5.0       4.9       5.0       5.4  
      Computer and mathematical occupations..............       3.2       4.8       4.8       4.5       4.8       4.8  
      Architecture and engineering occupations...........       5.2       5.8       6.5       6.4       5.7       7.0  
      Life, physical, and social science occupations.....       4.3       4.2       4.7       4.0       4.6       5.3  
      Community and social services occupations..........       4.4       4.7       4.7       4.8       4.6       5.0  
      Legal occupations..................................       4.5       4.1       5.0       4.3       4.6       5.4  
      Education, training, and library occupations.......       4.8       5.1       5.3       5.4       5.6       5.9  
      Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media                                                                   
        occupations......................................       3.0       3.6       3.6       3.4       3.9       4.2  
      Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations..       4.3       4.5       4.8       4.9       4.8       5.2  
                                                                                                                       
 Service occupations.....................................       2.4       2.8       2.8       2.8       3.1       3.2  
   Healthcare support occupations........................       2.5       2.9       3.1       3.1       3.3       3.3  
   Protective service occupations........................       5.4       5.5       5.5       5.9       5.0       6.4  
   Food preparation and serving related occupations......       1.5       1.8       1.8       2.0       2.3       2.3  
   Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance                                                                       
     occupations.........................................       3.0       3.3       3.7       3.6       4.1       4.0  
   Personal care and service occupations.................       2.3       2.7       2.4       2.6       2.9       3.0  
                                                                                                                       
 Sales and office occupations............................       3.2       3.4       3.4       3.5       4.1       4.2  
   Sales and related occupations.........................       2.7       2.8       2.8       2.9       3.4       3.4  
   Office and administrative support occupations.........       3.6       4.0       4.1       4.2       4.7       4.8  
                                                                                                                       
 Natural resources, construction, and maintenance                                                                      
   occupations...........................................       3.7       3.7       3.5       4.0       4.7       4.7  
   Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations............       4.0       3.7       3.6       3.1       4.2       3.9  
   Construction and extraction occupations...............       3.2       3.2       3.0       3.5       4.1       4.3  
   Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations.....       4.6       4.7       4.6       5.0       5.7       5.3  
                                                                                                                       
 Production, transportation, and material moving                                                                       
   occupations...........................................       4.3       4.2       4.0       4.5       4.6       4.8  
   Production occupations................................       5.2       5.0       4.8       5.0       5.3       5.3  
   Transportation and material moving occupations........       3.2       3.4       3.3       3.8       4.0       4.3  

   NOTE: Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classi-
fication system into the Current Population Survey, or household survey. This classification system is derived from the
2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 and later years
are not strictly comparable with earlier years. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of
January data.



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