Average Weekly Earnings for Full Time Employees up 7% Across the US
Paychecks for the more than 120 million full-time and salaried US workers are up 6.9% from the same time period in 2021, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The average weekly earnings were at $1,070 in the third quarter of 2022.
The data collected by the bureau is based on a nationwide sample survey of households. The $1,070 weekly earnings figure is an average of men's and women's income. The data shows full-time and salaried women of the workforce are earning on average $971 a week, or 83% of the weekly wage of men, who are collecting $1,164 a week, the report shows.
The highest weekly earners by occupation were those employed full-time in management, professional and similar occupations, with men making on average $1,735 and women $1,296. For men specifically, the services occupations paid the least, according to the data, with average earnings sitting at $770 a week. For women, services occupations, $659, and natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations, $645, were the lowest-paying fields.