HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
55. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and occupation, 2018 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

115,567 $886 $1,106 $1,196 $1,093 $818

Management, professional, and related occupations

48,808 1,246 1,268 1,504 1,251 1,232

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

19,863 1,355 1,541 1,661 1,520 1,305

Management occupations

13,477 1,429 1,576 1,698 1,559 1,382

Business and financial operations occupations

6,385 1,216 1,445 1,573 1,427 1,159

Professional and related occupations

28,945 1,176 1,204 1,389 1,190 1,158

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,755 1,539 1,592 1,693 1,472 1,531

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,994 1,484 1,648 1,566 1,650 1,445

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,308 1,270 1,443 - 1,423 1,195

Community and social services occupations

2,223 913 1,015 1,065 1,011 849

Legal occupations

1,466 1,467 1,876 1,672 1,884 1,115

Education, training, and library occupations

7,166 1,002 1,054 1,096 1,053 902

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,880 1,086 1,182 - 1,220 1,073

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7,154 1,140 1,218 1,197 1,218 876

Service occupations

16,288 569 645 604 649 543

Healthcare support occupations

2,595 561 573 583 573 548

Protective service occupations

2,836 848 997 - 1,015 773

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4,394 501 561 - 564 497

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,695 551 701 - 719 540

Personal care and service occupations

2,768 544 586 641 580 530

Sales and office occupations

23,714 742 889 948 880 727

Sales and related occupations

10,077 798 1,027 1,133 1,013 765

Office and administrative support occupations

13,637 717 798 827 792 710

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,546 824 1,039 1,068 1,034 788

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

850 581 726 - 700 573

Construction and extraction occupations

6,414 808 1,084 1,093 1,083 772

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,282 934 1,028 1,065 1,023 902

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,210 707 898 827 908 682

Production occupations

7,668 723 898 855 905 707

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,542 689 897 764 909 649

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: January 18, 2019