Gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the U.S. in 2018, by median weekly earnings
(in U.S. dollars)
U.S. gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men 2018
The statistic shows the gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the United States in 2018, by median weekly earnings. In 2018, U.S. female software developers (applications and system software) earned on average 1,644 U.S. dollars per week, while their male counterparts earned 1,894 U.S. dollars.
Gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the U.S. in 2018, by median weekly earnings
(in U.S. dollars)
OccupationMen's earningsWomen's earnings
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers 829559
Managers, all other 1,6281,341
Construction laborers *717-
First-line supervisors of retail sales workers 911672
Software developers, applications and systems software1,8941,644
Laborers and freight, stock, and material movers, hand 620541
Janitors and building cleaners607491
Retail salespersons 764543
Carpenters *759-
Sales representatives, wholesale and manufacturing 1,2391,009
Cooks 518437
Grounds maintenance workers *576-
Chief executives 2,4881,736
Electricians *966-
Production workers, all other 725566
Automotive service technicians and mechanics*802-
Customer service representatives689680
General and operations managers1,4271,139
Accountants and auditors1,4041,108
First-line supervisors of production and operating workers1,050745
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

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

U.S. gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men 2018
The statistic shows the gender wage gap for the 20 most common occupations for men in the United States in 2018, by median weekly earnings. In 2018, U.S. female software developers (applications and system software) earned on average 1,644 U.S. dollars per week, while their male counterparts earned 1,894 U.S. dollars.
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