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
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

45,297 46,864 $1,174 $1,216

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,940 19,513 1,281 1,307

Professional and related occupations

26,357 27,351 1,134 1,152

Service occupations

15,709 15,494 526 549

Sales and office occupations

23,484 23,556 693 723

Sales and related occupations

9,484 9,987 739 763

Office and administrative support occupations

14,000 13,569 676 706

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,508 10,773 789 791

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

704 762 504 522

Construction and extraction occupations

5,529 5,612 772 787

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,275 4,399 880 864

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,150 14,019 644 690

Production occupations

7,200 7,232 644 702

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,950 6,787 643 672

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

21,928 22,841 1,431 1,436

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,118 10,611 1,539 1,525

Professional and related occupations

11,810 12,230 1,356 1,384

Service occupations

7,852 7,613 609 624

Sales and office occupations

9,287 9,468 808 841

Sales and related occupations

5,440 5,600 898 935

Office and administrative support occupations

3,847 3,868 705 740

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,096 10,318 799 797

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

584 635 517 549

Construction and extraction occupations

5,410 5,435 776 786

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,102 4,248 886 869

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,477 11,248 675 736

Production occupations

5,416 5,378 698 768

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,060 5,870 652 710

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

23,369 24,023 1,024 1,044

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,822 8,902 1,108 1,136

Professional and related occupations

14,547 15,121 986 1,002

Service occupations

7,857 7,881 483 497

Sales and office occupations

14,197 14,088 649 673

Sales and related occupations

4,044 4,387 590 598

Office and administrative support occupations

10,152 9,701 668 697

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

412 455 579 577

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

120 127 453 423

Construction and extraction occupations

119 177 519 827

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

173 151 683 753

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

2,674 2,771 539 535

Production occupations

1,784 1,854 521 549

Transportation and material moving occupations

890 917 588 511

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

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