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Wage Gap: The National Stats

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(Total number of women, age 16 and older)

Women employed in the United States: 44,712,000

Median weekly earnings: $657

Women’s earnings as percent of men’s: 80.2 (Percentage is the number of cents a woman makes to the dollar a man makes.)
 

National stats by industry
Agriculture and related industries
Employment 162,000
Median Weekly Earnings $413
Percent of Men’s 84.6
 
Financial Activities
Employment 4,126,000
Median Weekly Earnings $732
Percent of Men’s 70.5
 
Mining, Quarrying, Oil/Gas Extraction
Employment 87,000
Median Weekly Earnings $873
Percent of Men’s 79.7
 
Professional and Business Services
Employment 4,080,000
Median Weekly Earnings $744
Percent of Men’s 76.6
 
Construction
Employment 568,000
Median Weekly Earnings $696
Percent of Men’s 92.2
 
Education and Health Services
Employment 17,133,000
Median Weekly Earnings $717
Percent of Men’s 77
Manufacturing
Employment 3,467,000
Median Weekly Earnings $618
Percent of Men’s 73.8
 
Leisure and Hospitality
Employment 3,027,000
Median Weekly Earnings $421
Percent of Men’s 83.5
 
Wholesale/Retail Trade
Employment 5,268,000
Median Weekly Earnings $523
Percent of men’s 76
 
Other Services
Employment 1,703,000
Median Weekly Earnings $503
Percent of Men’s 72.2
 
Transportation and Utilities
Employment 1,242,000
Median Weekly Earnings $685
Percent of men’s 78.6
 
Public Administration
Employment 2,834,000
Median Weekly Earnings $783
Percent of Men’s 78.5
 
Information
Employment 1,615,000
Median Weekly Earnings $756
Percent of Men’s 75.8

 

 

 

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