Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2010 Edition)

Table 19. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by industry and sex, 2009 annual averages
Industry Total, both sexes Women Men Women's earnings as percent of men's
Total employed Median weekly earnings Total employed Median weekly earnings Total employed Median weekly earnings

Total, 16 years and over

99,820 $739 44,712 $657 55,108 $819 80.2

Agriculture and related industries

905 477 162 413 743 488 84.6

Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction

645 1,048 87 873 557 1,096 79.7

Construction

6,336 748 568 696 5,768 755 92.2

Manufacturing

12,659 768 3,467 618 9,193 837 73.8

Durable goods

7,996 808 1,916 655 6,080 875 74.9

Nondurable goods

4,663 707 1,550 577 3,113 782 73.8

Wholesale and retail trade

13,130 612 5,268 523 7,862 688 76.0

Wholesale trade

3,133 761 879 648 2,253 817 79.3

Retail trade

9,997 578 4,388 504 5,609 634 79.5

Transportation and utilities

5,836 830 1,242 685 4,593 872 78.6

Transportation and warehousing

4,642 791 1,032 662 3,610 828 80.0

Utilities

1,194 989 211 780 984 1,029 75.8

Information

2,551 898 1,015 756 1,536 997 75.8

Financial activities

7,511 841 4,126 732 3,384 1,039 70.5

Finance and insurance

5,793 883 3,393 738 2,401 1,186 62.2

Real estate and rental and leasing

1,717 728 734 699 983 749 93.3

Professional and business services

10,098 866 4,080 744 6,018 971 76.6

Professional and technical services

6,334 1,094 2,715 872 3,620 1,324 65.9

Management, administrative, and waste services

3,764 568 1,366 518 2,398 594 87.2

Education and health services

23,182 759 17,133 717 6,050 931 77.0

Educational services

9,871 852 6,734 808 3,137 957 84.4

Health care and social assistance

13,312 692 10,399 648 2,913 902 71.8

Leisure and hospitality

6,702 472 3,027 421 3,675 504 83.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,590 606 668 555 923 654 84.9

Accomodation and food services

5,112 423 2,359 398 2,752 471 84.5

Other services

3,881 605 1,703 503 2,178 697 72.2

Other services, except private households

3,528 627 1,386 531 2,142 702 75.6

Private households

353 398 317 399 36 (1) (1)

Public administration

6,383 904 2,834 783 3,550 998 78.5

Footnotes:
(1) Data not shown where the employment base is less than 50,000.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: March 16, 2011

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