Table 4. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 4. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Occupation and sex Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
4th
2015
4th
2016
4th
2015
4th
2016

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

45,503 46,187 $1,168 $1,213

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,919 18,853 1,287 1,323

Professional and related occupations

26,584 27,334 1,129 1,153

Service occupations

14,909 15,890 520 540

Sales and office occupations

23,673 23,464 680 710

Sales and related occupations

9,749 9,841 724 763

Office and administrative support occupations

13,924 13,623 663 687

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,210 11,035 776 820

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

794 778 510 515

Construction and extraction occupations

5,855 6,063 775 809

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,561 4,195 823 911

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,618 14,691 669 675

Production occupations

7,552 7,273 675 683

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,065 7,418 662 665

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

21,850 22,154 1,423 1,443

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,090 10,264 1,460 1,512

Professional and related occupations

11,760 11,889 1,393 1,373

Service occupations

7,561 8,156 607 608

Sales and office occupations

9,295 9,498 799 829

Sales and related occupations

5,449 5,670 864 932

Office and administrative support occupations

3,846 3,828 727 719

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,671 10,560 784 830

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

594 619 536 519

Construction and extraction occupations

5,706 5,867 777 813

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,371 4,074 823 909

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,636 11,564 715 712

Production occupations

5,553 5,304 735 744

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,083 6,261 698 688

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

23,653 24,033 1,010 1,042

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,829 8,589 1,097 1,126

Professional and related occupations

14,824 15,445 970 1,014

Service occupations

7,348 7,733 471 497

Sales and office occupations

14,378 13,966 626 656

Sales and related occupations

4,300 4,171 567 598

Office and administrative support occupations

10,078 9,795 646 678

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

539 475 598 591

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

200 158 469 503

Construction and extraction occupations

149 196 729 622

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

191 120 823 944

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,982 3,127 502 534

Production occupations

2,000 1,970 523 533

Transportation and material moving occupations

982 1,157 468 534

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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