Median weekly earnings by sex, marital status, and presence and age of own children under 18 in 2012

December 03, 2013

In 2012, among married women who worked full time, median weekly earnings were $751.  Among married men who worked full time, median weekly earnings were $981.

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, by sex, marital status, and presence and age of own children under 18 years old, 2012 annual averages

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, by sex, marital status, and presence and age of own children under 18 years old, 2012 annual averages
 MenWomen

Total, married, spouse present

$981$751

With children 6 to 17 years, none younger

1035746

With children under 6 years

935765

With no children under 18 years

973748

Total, other marital statuses(1)

685625

With children 6 to 17 years, none younger

790614

With children under 6 years

595490

With no children under 18 years

687654

Footnotes:
(1) Includes never-married, divorced, separated, and widowed persons
 

Among married men and women in 2012, weekly earnings for fathers and mothers with children under age 6 were $935 and $765, respectively. Weekly earnings for married men with no children under age 18 were $973, compared with $748 for married women with no children under age 18.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. Earnings data in this article are median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. Full-time workers are those who usually work 35 hours or more per week at their sole or principal job. To learn more, see "Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2012," BLS Report 1045 (PDF). 

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Median weekly earnings by sex, marital status, and presence and age of own children under 18 in 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20131203.htm (visited July 28, 2014).

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