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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
1st
2020
1st
2021
1st
2020
1st
2021

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

51,719 50,956 $1,332 $1,361

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

21,475 21,273 1,445 1,475

Professional and related occupations

30,244 29,683 1,235 1,288

Service occupations

15,373 13,468 605 626

Sales and office occupations

22,031 21,576 796 817

Sales and related occupations

9,597 9,266 877 887

Office and administrative support occupations

12,434 12,310 761 795

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,106 10,448 880 900

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

842 686 579 582

Construction and extraction occupations

6,013 5,910 884 885

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,251 3,851 958 982

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,700 15,621 738 738

Production occupations

7,297 7,191 759 781

Transportation and material moving occupations

8,403 8,430 719 705

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

24,815 24,461 1,556 1,615

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

11,189 11,142 1,652 1,741

Professional and related occupations

13,626 13,318 1,497 1,536

Service occupations

7,332 6,507 666 741

Sales and office occupations

8,752 8,594 961 960

Sales and related occupations

5,379 5,163 1,046 1,031

Office and administrative support occupations

3,373 3,431 842 887

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,471 9,983 898 911

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

622 562 601 596

Construction and extraction occupations

5,789 5,709 892 892

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,060 3,712 970 985

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12,185 11,856 789 790

Production occupations

5,357 5,186 838 853

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,828 6,670 753 739

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

26,904 26,496 1,137 1,179

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,286 10,131 1,250 1,261

Professional and related occupations

16,618 16,365 1,067 1,143

Service occupations

8,042 6,961 559 582

Sales and office occupations

13,279 12,982 726 758

Sales and related occupations

4,217 4,102 707 720

Office and administrative support occupations

9,062 8,879 732 769

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

635 465 653 717

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

220 124 531 499

Construction and extraction occupations

224 202 624 784

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

191 139 804 903

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,515 3,765 619 612

Production occupations

1,940 2,006 618 616

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,575 1,760 620 608

NOTE: 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.

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Last Modified Date: April 16, 2021