Industry and Earnings By Sex

In the United States
As related to the Civilian Employed Population 16 Years and Over
Compiled using estimates from the American Community Survey, 5-Year, 2009-2013
Census Bureau
American Community Survey, 5-Year

In all major industries listed by the Census Bureau, the median salary for men is greater than median salary for women. The industries above are sorted by the ratio of median salary for women over median salary for men. Therefore, shorter hatch-filled rectangles mean women’s median salary closer to that of men’s median salary.

The chart on the left shows the percentages of the workforce in the industry that are women and men.