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Table 8. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, annual averages,

Table 8. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, annual averages
Occupation and sex Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2019 2020 2019 2020

TOTAL

Management, professional, and related occupations

50,119 50,023 $1,309 $1,356

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

20,696 20,811 1,415 1,461

Professional and related occupations

29,423 29,213 1,237 1,270

Service occupations

16,558 13,771 592 621

Sales and office occupations

23,883 21,165 758 809

Sales and related occupations

9,929 8,958 830 880

Office and administrative support occupations

13,954 12,207 732 781

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,671 10,690 869 905

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

900 787 574 589

Construction and extraction occupations

6,467 5,826 866 906

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,304 4,077 939 984

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

15,353 14,738 727 746

Production occupations

7,741 6,820 745 775

Transportation and material moving occupations

7,612 7,917 711 719

Men

Management, professional, and related occupations

24,260 24,090 1,539 1,578

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

11,111 11,082 1,598 1,667

Professional and related occupations

13,149 13,008 1,493 1,532

Service occupations

7,898 6,740 659 704

Sales and office occupations

9,695 8,435 874 956

Sales and related occupations

5,525 4,991 982 1,046

Office and administrative support occupations

4,170 3,445 771 868

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

11,134 10,152 881 917

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

690 600 593 608

Construction and extraction occupations

6,280 5,635 873 910

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

4,164 3,917 943 991

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

12,020 11,494 780 796

Production occupations

5,668 5,055 814 841

Transportation and material moving occupations

6,352 6,439 747 759

Women

Management, professional, and related occupations

25,859 25,933 1,135 1,164

Management, business, and financial operations occupations

9,585 9,729 1,221 1,274

Professional and related occupations

16,274 16,204 1,085 1,121

Service occupations

8,660 7,032 537 574

Sales and office occupations

14,188 12,729 713 746

Sales and related occupations

4,404 3,967 677 715

Office and administrative support occupations

9,784 8,762 721 756

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

537 538 614 682

Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

210 187 513 528

Construction and extraction occupations

187 191 711 796

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

140 160 850 801

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

3,334 3,243 593 614

Production occupations

2,073 1,765 596 630

Transportation and material moving occupations

1,260 1,478 586 600

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: January 21, 2021