February 16, 2011

Women's earnings and employment by industry, 2009

Employment and median usual weekly earnings of women and women's earnings as percent of men's, by industry, 2009
Industry Total employed Median weekly earnings Women's earnings as percent of men's

Total, 16 years and over

44,712,000 $657 80.2

Agriculture and related industries

162,000 413 84.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

87,000 873 79.7


568,000 696 92.2


3,467,000 618 73.8

Wholesale and retail trade

5,268,000 523 76.0

Transportation and utilities

1,242,000 685 78.6


1,015,000 756 75.8

Financial activities

4,126,000 732 70.5

Professional and business services

4,080,000 744 76.6

Education and health services

17,133,000 717 77.0

Leisure and hospitality

3,027,000 421 83.5

Other services

1,703,000 503 72.2

Public administration

2,834,000 783 78.5

These data are featured in the TED article, Women's earnings and employment by industry, 2009.




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