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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
55. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and occupation, 2016 annual averages
Occupation Full-time
wage and
salary
workers (in
thousands)
Median weekly earnings
Total With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification or
license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Total, 16 years and over

111,091 $832 $1,032 $1,089 $1,026 $765

Management, professional, and related occupations

45,930 1,188 1,218 1,360 1,200 1,171

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19,023 1,284 1,471 1,615 1,446 1,238

Management occupations

12,828 1,370 1,520 1,654 1,484 1,330

Business and financial operations occupations

6,195 1,161 1,395 1,469 1,371 1,121

Professional and related occupations

26,907 1,141 1,154 1,202 1,150 1,126

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,104 1,443 1,459 1,565 1,353 1,442

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,835 1,482 1,569 1,598 1,565 1,446

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,151 1,209 1,309 - 1,314 1,168

Community and social services occupations

2,136 919 1,029 1,048 1,025 850

Legal occupations

1,294 1,431 1,771 - 1,859 981

Education, training, and library occupations

6,859 984 1,038 1,024 1,039 878

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,671 1,040 1,092 1,071 1,094 1,032

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6,857 1,104 1,159 1,002 1,170 883

Service occupations

15,908 523 616 582 619 506

Healthcare support occupations

2,423 525 542 568 539 515

Protective service occupations

2,697 809 934 - 945 734

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4,619 465 530 540 527 458

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,602 510 609 - 605 505

Personal care and service occupations

2,568 505 556 573 552 493

Sales and office occupations

23,625 698 816 893 802 682

Sales and related occupations

9,759 744 949 1,061 936 713

Office and administrative support occupations

13,866 679 738 804 725 672

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,022 786 972 953 977 741

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

842 520 622 - 622 512

Construction and extraction occupations

5,979 784 1,016 978 1,023 736

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,201 861 948 939 952 827

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,606 665 857 814 861 630

Production occupations

7,513 668 845 900 829 648

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,093 662 863 701 874 614

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Full time is 35 hours or more per week. Data are for wage and salary workers; all self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000). Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

(Certification and licensing status tables 1-7 renumbered as annual average tables 49-55 in February 2018.)

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018