Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Women in the Labor Force: A Databook (2009 Edition)

Table 19. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by industry and sex, 2008 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

106,648 $722 47,209 $638 59,439 $798 79.9

Agriculture and related industries

944 462 171 436 773 469 93.0

Mining

764 1,007 88 814 676 1,042 78.1

Construction

7,489 715 679 672 6,810 719 93.5

Manufacturing

14,548 743 4,112 601 10,437 811 74.1

Durable goods

9,435 774 2,322 633 7,113 834 75.9

Nondurable goods

5,114 686 1,790 563 3,324 764 73.7

Wholesale and retail trade

14,204 603 5,637 510 8,566 683 74.7

Wholesale trade

3,364 741 942 674 2,422 769 87.6

Retail trade

10,840 565 4,695 486 6,144 642 75.7

Transportation and utilities

6,377 811 1,387 684 4,990 859 79.6

Transportation and warehousing

5,178 775 1,155 662 4,023 812 81.5

Utilities

1,199 1,005 232 820 967 1,066 76.9

Information

2,822 891 1,130 761 1,692 999 76.2

Financial activities

7,988 814 4,495 712 3,493 1,015 70.1

Finance and insurance

6,163 856 3,669 726 2,495 1,171 62.0

Real estate and rental and leasing

1,825 704 826 653 999 750 87.1

Professional and business services

10,733 839 4,437 724 6,296 954 75.9

Professional and technical services

6,647 1,065 2,867 859 3,780 1,268 67.7

Management, administrative, and waste services

4,085 550 1,569 521 2,516 569 91.6

Education and health services

23,324 739 17,264 690 6,060 910 75.8

Educational services

10,108 828 6,963 775 3,145 939 82.5

Health care and social assistance

13,216 667 10,301 628 2,915 869 72.3

Leisure and hospitality

7,036 477 3,214 421 3,822 510 82.5

Arts, entertainment, and recreation

1,613 594 645 522 967 647 80.7

Accomodation and food services

5,423 436 2,569 400 2,855 483 82.8

Other services

4,058 610 1,798 516 2,260 698 73.9

Other services, except private households

3,660 629 1,444 555 2,215 700 79.3

Private households

398 419 353 406 45 (1) (1)

Public administration

6,362 887 2,798 756 3,563 993 76.1

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.

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