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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, 2020 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

110,387 $984 $1,189 $1,307 $1,177 $913

Management, professional, and related occupations

50,023 1,356 1,372 1,637 1,352 1,348

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

20,811 1,461 1,700 1,897 1,637 1,416

Management occupations

13,517 1,541 1,742 1,941 1,661 1,478

Business and financial operations occupations

7,294 1,363 1,605 1,739 1,562 1,300

Professional and related occupations

29,213 1,270 1,277 1,417 1,270 1,264

Computer and mathematical occupations

5,083 1,633 1,647 1,839 1,545 1,630

Architecture and engineering occupations

2,933 1,575 1,738 1,862 1,726 1,536

Life, physical, and social science occupations

1,401 1,336 1,407 1,651 1,375 1,309

Community and social services occupations

2,187 1,003 1,065 1,059 1,065 953

Legal occupations

1,410 1,540 1,898 - 1,897 1,023

Education, training, and library occupations

7,012 1,096 1,144 1,029 1,145 967

Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations

1,681 1,179 1,182 - 1,137 1,179

Healthcare practitioners and technical occupations

7,504 1,227 1,331 1,153 1,339 976

Service occupations

13,771 621 739 685 743 600

Healthcare support occupations

3,210 606 641 614 643 586

Protective service occupations

2,690 982 1,123 - 1,129 895

Food preparation and serving related occupations

3,353 530 571 - 571 526

Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations

3,138 603 719 - 738 596

Personal care and service occupations

1,380 616 684 - 680 599

Sales and office occupations

21,165 809 948 1,007 942 792

Sales and related occupations

8,958 880 1,094 1,162 1,080 840

Office and administrative support occupations

12,207 781 855 913 842 773

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,690 905 1,136 1,067 1,142 854

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

787 589 - - - 578

Construction and extraction occupations

5,826 906 1,179 1,042 1,183 850

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,077 984 1,117 1,089 1,122 947

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,738 746 961 872 973 721

Production occupations

6,820 775 923 894 929 761

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,917 719 981 813 987 684

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. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Effective with January 2020 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2018 Census occupational classification system, derived from the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2020 are not strictly comparable with earlier years. 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: January 22, 2021