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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, 2019 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

117,584 $917 $1,135 $1,226 $1,129 $852

Management, professional, and related occupations

50,119 1,309 1,326 1,565 1,297 1,294

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

20,696 1,415 1,572 1,847 1,546 1,365

Management occupations

13,948 1,478 1,628 1,888 1,584 1,444

Business and financial operations occupations

6,748 1,285 1,511 1,676 1,469 1,227

Professional and related occupations

29,423 1,237 1,246 1,387 1,241 1,228

Computer and mathematical occupations

4,947 1,579 1,697 1,833 1,565 1,568

Architecture and engineering occupations

3,011 1,550 1,732 1,723 1,735 1,501

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,233 1,334 1,432 - 1,442 1,298

Community and social services occupations

2,240 968 1,103 1,051 1,105 909

Legal occupations

1,478 1,562 1,907 - 1,912 1,137

Education, training, and library occupations

7,238 1,057 1,108 1,002 1,110 954

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,762 1,151 1,172 - 1,155 1,147

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7,514 1,180 1,257 1,112 1,261 961

Service occupations

16,558 592 682 641 687 572

Healthcare support occupations

2,700 591 614 626 613 566

Protective service occupations

2,725 900 1,015 - 1,018 822

Food preparation and serving related occupations

4,689 522 597 - 591 517

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,679 580 755 - 770 571

Personal care and service occupations

2,764 565 608 600 609 540

Sales and office occupations

23,883 758 875 898 872 747

Sales and related occupations

9,929 830 1,011 1,097 1,000 800

Office and administrative support occupations

13,954 732 774 761 775 727

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,671 869 1,074 1,091 1,070 818

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

900 574 738 - 735 568

Construction and extraction occupations

6,467 866 1,097 1,138 1,094 814

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,304 939 1,083 1,096 1,080 908

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,353 727 924 865 934 706

Production occupations

7,741 745 893 979 881 731

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,612 711 961 757 979 676

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 22, 2020