Gender wage gap by industry in the United States in 2016, by median weekly earnings (in U.S. dollars)

U.S. gender wage gap in 2016, by industry The statistic shows the gender wage gap in the United States in 2016, by industry. In 2016, female employees working in retail trade earned 569 U.S. dollars per week on average, while their male counterparts earned 695 U.S. dollars.
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OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Agriculture and related industries 502598
Construction 796827
Education and health services 8151,060
Financial activities 8311,247
Information 9721,255
Leisure and hospitality 496577
Manufacturing 702923
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,0581,222
Other services 601758
Professional and business services 8571,125
Public administration 8921,123
Retail trade 569695
Total749915
Transportation and utilities 761921
Wholesale trade 745937
OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Agriculture and related industries 502598
Construction 796827
Education and health services 8151,060
Financial activities 8311,247
Information 9721,255
Leisure and hospitality 496577
Manufacturing 702923
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,0581,222
Other services 601758
Professional and business services 8571,125
Public administration 8921,123
Retail trade 569695
Total749915
Transportation and utilities 761921
Wholesale trade 745937
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The statistic shows the gender wage gap in the United States in 2016, by industry. In 2016, female employees working in retail trade earned 569 U.S. dollars per week on average, while their male counterparts earned 695 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
2016
Age group
16 years and older
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.

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