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Earnings

Here you will find the most recent annual averages on earnings for selected topics and demographic characteristics. Please note that there are two common approaches used to estimate earnings. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ estimates are based on median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, excluding the self-employed. Another common approach to measure earnings is used by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Census Bureau estimates are based on median annual earnings of workers who worked full-time and year-round, including the self-employed. While both approaches are correct, annual and weekly estimates of earnings measure different things and therefore may differ. Additional data notes are found on each chart and data table on this page.

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Earnings over time

 

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Median annual earnings by sex, 1960-2014 (2014 dollars)

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Median annual earnings by sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 1967-2014

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Earnings Ratios

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Women's to men's earnings ratio and wage gap 2014 women's median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers as a percentage of menís.

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Women's-to-men's earnings ratio and wage gap by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity 2014 median annual earnings of full-time, year-round women, as a percentage of men's.

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Women's to White, non-Hispanic men's earnings ratios and wage gap by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity 2014.

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Women's to men's earnings ratios, 1960-2014

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Women's to men's earnings ratios, by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

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Women's to White, non-Hispanic men's earnings, by race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity 1987-2014 women's median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers, as percentage of White, non-Hispanic men's (2014 dollars).

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Educational Attainment

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Median weekly earnings by educational attainment and sex, 2014.

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Women's to men's earnings ratios and wage gap by educational attainment 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers, 25 years and older as a percentage of men's.

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Median weekly earnings by educational attainment, sex, race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2014.

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Age

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Median weekly earnings by age and sex, 2014.

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Women's to men's earnings ratios and wage gap by age 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers, as a percentage of men's.

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Occupation

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Earnings by occupation and sex 2014 median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers.

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Women's to men's earnings ratio and wage gap by occupation 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers, as a percentage of men's.

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Women to men's earnings ratio across occupations 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers, as a percentage of men's.

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10 Occupations with the lowest women's to men's earnings ratio (largest gender wage gap) 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers,  as a percentage of men's.

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10 Occupations with the highest women's to men's earnings ratio (smallest gender wage gap) 2014 women's median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers,  as a percentage of men's.

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