U.S. gender wage gap, by industry 2018

The statistic shows the gender wage gap in the United States in 2018, by industry. In 2018, female employees working in retail trade earned 606 U.S. dollars per week on average, while their male counterparts earned 746 U.S. dollars.

Gender wage gap by industry in the United States in 2018, by median weekly earnings

OccupationWomen's earningsMen's earnings
Health care and social assistance7731,070
Retail trade 606746
Educational services9451,128
Durable goods manufacturing7891,005
Professional and technical services1,1041,550
Construction 862870
Public administration9421,155
Finance and insurance9231,500
Accommodation and food services510598
Transportation and warehousing737897
Nondurable goods manufacturing701952
Management, administrative, and waste services628694
Other services, except private households674847
Wholesale trade 833960
Information 9931,270
Real estate and rental and leasing846944
Arts, entertainment, and recreation663790
Agriculture and related industries 540662
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction 1,1741,323
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Release date

December 2019


United States

Survey time period


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 500,000 workers.

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