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Data Retrieval: American Time Use Survey (ATUS)
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Table 7. Employed persons working on main job at home and at their workplace and time spent working at each location by class of worker, occupation, and earnings, annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]

Characteristic Total employed Employed persons who worked on an average day Employed persons who worked at their workplace on an average day(1) Employed persons who worked at home on an average day(1)(2)
Number Percent of employed Average hours of work Number Percent of those who worked Average hours of work at workplace Number Percent of those who worked Average hours of work at home
Class of worker (main job only)

Wage and salary workers

Self-employed workers(3)

Occupation (main job only)(4)

Management, business, and financial operations

Professional and related


Sales and related

Office and administrative support

Farming, fishing, and forestry

Construction and extraction

Installation, maintenance, and repair


Transportation and material moving

Earnings of full-time wage and salary workers
(single jobholders only)(5)

Earnings <= 25th percentile

Earnings from 25th to 50th percentiles

Earnings from 50th to 75th percentiles

Earnings > 75th percentile

(1) Individuals may have worked at more than one location.
(2) "Working at home" includes any time persons did work at home and is not restricted to persons whose usual workplace is their home.
(3) Includes self-employed workers whose businesses are unincorporated. Self-employed workers whose businesses are incorporated are classified as wage and salary workers.
(4) Effective with January 2011 data, occupations reflect the introduction of the 2010 Census occupational classification system into the American Time Use Survey. This classification is derived from the 2010 Standard Occupational Classification (SOC). No historical data have been revised. Data for 2011 and later are not strictly comparable with earlier years.
(5) These values are based on usual weekly earnings. The earnings data are limited to wage and salary workers (both incorporated and unincorporated self-employed workers are excluded).

NOTE: Includes work at main job only and at locations other than home or workplace. Excludes travel related to work. Data refer to persons 15 years and over.


Last Modified Date: May 18, 2015