U.S. gender wage gap, by industry 2017

Gender wage gap by industry in the United States in 2017, by median weekly earnings (in U.S. dollars)

U.S. gender wage gap, by industry 2017 The statistic shows the gender wage gap in the United States in 2017, by industry. In 2017, female employees working in retail trade earned 591 U.S. dollars per week on average, while their male counterparts earned 731 U.S. dollars.
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Gender wage gap by industry in the United States in 2017, by median weekly earnings (in U.S. dollars)

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OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Agriculture and related industries 515640
Construction 873841
Education and health services 8321,080
Financial activities 8861,236
Information 9501,302
Leisure and hospitality 510596
Manufacturing 729954
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,1241,272
Other services 613782
Professional and business services 8831,186
Public administration 9241,160
Retail trade 591731
Total770941
Transportation and utilities 733957
Wholesale trade 790956
OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Agriculture and related industries 515640
Construction 873841
Education and health services 8321,080
Financial activities 8861,236
Information 9501,302
Leisure and hospitality 510596
Manufacturing 729954
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,1241,272
Other services 613782
Professional and business services 8831,186
Public administration 9241,160
Retail trade 591731
Total770941
Transportation and utilities 733957
Wholesale trade 790956
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The statistic shows the gender wage gap in the United States in 2017, by industry. In 2017, female employees working in retail trade earned 591 U.S. dollars per week on average, while their male counterparts earned 731 U.S. dollars.
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Release date
December 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2017
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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