HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
55. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and occupation, 2017 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

113,272 $860 $1,061 $1,145 $1,054 $793

Management, professional, and related occupations

47,207 1,224 1,241 1,431 1,228 1,206

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19,414 1,327 1,488 1,726 1,448 1,266

Management occupations

13,169 1,392 1,528 1,863 1,469 1,357

Business and financial operations occupations

6,245 1,174 1,415 1,463 1,405 1,133

Professional and related occupations

27,794 1,160 1,173 1,262 1,168 1,146

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,350 1,465 1,473 1,536 1,440 1,463

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,936 1,478 1,571 1,528 1,595 1,440

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,238 1,286 1,381 - 1,441 1,251

Community and social services occupations

2,165 900 1,031 1,030 1,031 832

Legal occupations

1,379 1,443 1,774 - 1,828 1,026

Education, training, and library occupations

6,978 1,002 1,060 1,143 1,059 891

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,778 1,066 1,068 - 1,105 1,066

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

6,970 1,124 1,170 1,123 1,172 923

Service occupations

16,044 544 635 626 635 518

Healthcare support occupations

2,500 542 559 546 560 529

Protective service occupations

2,739 852 987 - 984 772

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4,465 484 563 - 570 477

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,641 522 633 - 633 517

Personal care and service occupations

2,699 520 582 676 578 508

Sales and office occupations

23,686 718 836 926 826 706

Sales and related occupations

9,953 763 972 1,094 963 734

Office and administrative support occupations

13,733 701 750 797 742 696

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,509 801 990 987 991 764

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

962 539 759 - 762 520

Construction and extraction occupations

6,147 796 1,034 976 1,070 756

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,400 878 979 1,006 970 845

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,825 692 866 789 876 667

Production occupations

7,589 701 875 819 887 685

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,236 681 859 739 869 638

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.

 

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018