Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex

July 23, 2015

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $801 in the second quarter of 2015. Women had median usual weekly earnings of $726. This is 81.9 percent of the $886 median for men.

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex, second quarter 2015, not seasonally adjusted
Occupation Men Women Difference Women’s to men’s
earnings ratio

Total

$886 $726 $160 81.9%

Management, business, and financial operations

1,401 1,064 337 75.9

Professional and related

1,319 953 366 72.3

Sales and related

864 556 308 64.4

Installation, maintenance, and repair

838 603 235 72.0

Construction and extraction

742 700 42 94.3

Production

734 524 210 71.4

Office and administrative support

683 655 28 95.9

Transportation and material moving

663 524 139 79.0

Service

587 457 130 77.9

Farming, fishing, and forestry

448 427 21 95.3

Among occupational groups, people employed full time in management, business, and financial operations occupations had the highest median weekly earnings — $1,401 for men and $1,064 for women. Men and women employed in service jobs earned $587 and $457, respectively.

In office and administrative support occupations, median weekly earnings for men were $683, and $655 for women. In construction and extraction occupations, median weekly earnings for men were $742, and $700 for women.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Second Quarter 2015" (HTML) (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by occupation and sex on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/median-usual-weekly-earnings-of-full-time-wage-and-salary-workers-by-occupation-and-sex.htm (visited June 23, 2017).

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