U.S. gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men 2017

Gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the U.S. in 2017 by median weekly earnings (in U.S. dollars)

U.S. gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men 2017 The statistic shows the gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the United States in 2017, by median weekly earnings. In 2017, U.S. female software developers (applications and system software) earned on average 1,543 U.S. dollars per week, while their male counterparts earned 1,863 U.S. dollars.
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Gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the U.S. in 2017 by median weekly earnings (in U.S. dollars)

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OccupationMen's earningsWomen's earnings
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 807589
Managers, all other 1,6291,251
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 981639
Construction laborers *667-
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 595500
Janitors and building cleaners574481
Retail salespersons 704523
Software developers, applications and systems software1,8631,543
Cooks 481436
Grounds maintenance workers *5260
Chief executives 2,4151,920
Carpenters *7890
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing 1,222956
Automotive service technicians and mechanics*7640
Customer service representatives712637
Electricians *9740
Stock clerks and order fillers 571538
Production workers, all other 716570
Accountants and auditors1,3891,065
Elementary and middle school teachers1,139987
OccupationMen's earningsWomen's earnings
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 807589
Managers, all other 1,6291,251
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 981639
Construction laborers *667-
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 595500
Janitors and building cleaners574481
Retail salespersons 704523
Software developers, applications and systems software1,8631,543
Cooks 481436
Grounds maintenance workers *5260
Chief executives 2,4151,920
Carpenters *7890
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing 1,222956
Automotive service technicians and mechanics*7640
Customer service representatives712637
Electricians *9740
Stock clerks and order fillers 571538
Production workers, all other 716570
Accountants and auditors1,3891,065
Elementary and middle school teachers1,139987
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The statistic shows the gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the United States in 2017, by median weekly earnings. In 2017, U.S. female software developers (applications and system software) earned on average 1,543 U.S. dollars per week, while their male counterparts earned 1,863 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
Supplementary notes
The data is based on full-time workers only.
Earnings data are published only for occupations with an estimated minimum of 50,000 workers.
*Women's median weekly earning data not available
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