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
2016
4th
2017
4th
2016
4th
2017

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

46,187 47,276 $1,213 $1,235

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

18,853 19,461 1,323 1,336

Professional and related occupations

27,334 27,815 1,153 1,167

Service occupations

15,890 16,336 540 539

Sales and office occupations

23,464 23,873 710 719

Sales and related occupations

9,841 9,859 763 755

Office and administrative support occupations

13,623 14,013 687 707

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,035 11,493 820 810

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

778 856 515 523

Construction and extraction occupations

6,063 6,359 809 807

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,195 4,277 911 902

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

14,691 15,173 675 698

Production occupations

7,273 7,517 683 704

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,418 7,656 665 692

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

22,154 22,638 1,443 1,475

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

10,264 10,273 1,512 1,548

Professional and related occupations

11,889 12,364 1,373 1,434

Service occupations

8,156 8,165 608 602

Sales and office occupations

9,498 9,453 829 845

Sales and related occupations

5,670 5,634 932 902

Office and administrative support occupations

3,828 3,818 719 760

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

10,560 10,942 830 818

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

619 672 519 556

Construction and extraction occupations

5,867 6,192 813 807

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,074 4,078 909 910

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

11,564 11,836 712 743

Production occupations

5,304 5,340 744 776

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,261 6,495 688 715

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

24,033 24,639 1,042 1,052

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

8,589 9,188 1,126 1,137

Professional and related occupations

15,445 15,451 1,014 1,012

Service occupations

7,733 8,171 497 499

Sales and office occupations

13,966 14,420 656 675

Sales and related occupations

4,171 4,225 598 618

Office and administrative support occupations

9,795 10,195 678 691

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

475 551 591 597

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

158 184 503 489

Construction and extraction occupations

196 168 622 810

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

120 199 944 658

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,127 3,338 534 558

Production occupations

1,970 2,177 533 572

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,157 1,161 534 520

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

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