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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
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

50,175 49,893 $1,322 $1,390

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

20,550 20,371 1,421 1,518

Professional and related occupations

29,624 29,522 1,246 1,323

Service occupations

17,195 13,514 595 641

Sales and office occupations

23,661 20,897 764 825

Sales and related occupations

9,883 8,662 824 870

Office and administrative support occupations

13,778 12,235 741 807

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,789 10,660 875 902

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

879 694 576 583

Construction and extraction occupations

6,476 5,889 879 910

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,434 4,077 933 970

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,539 14,689 724 748

Production occupations

7,862 6,759 738 772

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,677 7,930 710 721

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

24,327 24,078 1,533 1,598

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

11,074 11,070 1,570 1,667

Professional and related occupations

13,253 13,008 1,495 1,546

Service occupations

8,297 6,686 658 721

Sales and office occupations

9,640 8,216 854 983

Sales and related occupations

5,481 4,788 955 1,070

Office and administrative support occupations

4,159 3,428 764 935

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,250 10,186 883 914

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

683 544 595 600

Construction and extraction occupations

6,294 5,730 881 914

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,273 3,913 933 981

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12,141 11,532 774 794

Production occupations

5,685 5,007 804 831

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,456 6,525 745 756

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

25,847 25,815 1,143 1,198

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

9,477 9,300 1,230 1,345

Professional and related occupations

16,371 16,515 1,092 1,142

Service occupations

8,898 6,828 552 569

Sales and office occupations

14,021 12,681 716 761

Sales and related occupations

4,402 3,874 671 734

Office and administrative support occupations

9,619 8,807 731 770

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

539 473 667 664

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

196 150 504 524

Construction and extraction occupations

182 159 708 807

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

161 165 927 728

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,398 3,157 597 624

Production occupations

2,177 1,752 593 635

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,221 1,404 603 617

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

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Last Modified Date: October 16, 2020