U.S. Census Bureau Women’s Earnings by Occupation

Written by: Lynda Laughlin, Chief, Industry and Occupation Statistics Branch, U.S. Census Bureau In 2016, median earnings for women was $40,675 compared with $50,741 for men. While the female-to-male earnings ratio has narrowed over the last 50 years, women continue to earn less than men in nearly all occupations. The earnings disparity between men and women is present in occupations that predominantly employ men, and in occupations with a similar