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Data on certifications and licenses

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Table 7. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and occupation, 2015 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

109,080 $809 $1,004 $1,052 $998 $747

Management, professional, and related occupations

44,844 1,158 1,174 1,367 1,160 1,146

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,422 1,258 1,457 1,558 1,438 1,207

Management occupations

12,480 1,351 1,530 1,640 1,485 1,283

Business and financial operations occupations

5,942 1,137 1,327 1,336 1,325 1,078

Professional and related occupations

26,423 1,112 1,129 1,234 1,121 1,087

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,009 1,428 1,442 1,518 1,387 1,425

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,656 1,424 1,548 1,423 1,564 1,394

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,176 1,206 1,285 1,245 1,172

Community and social services occupations

2,143 889 989 959 997 814

Legal occupations

1,346 1,391 1,758 1,508 1,764 963

Education, training, and library occupations

6,884 956 1,003 990 1,004 849

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,643 1,001 1,029 1,154 1,006 998

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6,566 1,041 1,120 1,072 1,122 834

Service occupations

15,279 509 591 578 592 492

Healthcare support occupations

2,395 498 507 548 503 488

Protective service occupations

2,729 796 917 970 916 733

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4,124 441 497 568 486 434

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,605 486 593 503 605 480

Personal care and service occupations

2,427 498 524 621 517 489

Sales and office occupations

23,620 673 785 780 786 659

Sales and related occupations

9,725 716 897 950 887 677

Office and administrative support occupations

13,894 656 710 698 712 651

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,834 761 939 925 943 717

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

810 464 644 457

Construction and extraction occupations

5,722 749 954 933 959 707

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,301 839 939 928 943 810

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,504 656 849 790 857 622

Production occupations

7,551 663 846 834 849 642

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,953 646 851 741 860 602

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. 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).

 

Last Modified Date: April 27, 2017