Compare the Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Different Occupation Groups in the United States
By Mershack Okoe
Created on October 26, 2021
Updated on January 26, 2022

After taking a closer look at the median weekly earnings by race for many occupation groups in the United States, it is very difficult to genuinely overlook the overwhelming fact that black employees earn considerably less than their asian or white colleagues. The tremendous gap in earnings, in my view, cannot be attributed to the educational level of black employees; since, as a matter of fact, such patterns are unmistakable if one takes even a cursory look at the median earnings of US employees with advanced degrees, or even that of employees with a bachelors degree.

In any case, you can use the information on this page to compare the median weekly earnings by race and hispanic or latino ethnicity and gender for different occupation groups in the United States. You can compare up to 4 occupation groups at a time. Just select any occupation group, select the race (including hispanic ethnicity) and the gender you are interested in comparing and click on the Add Occupation Group button to get that occupation added to the visualization and table below. If at any point you want to exclude any of the selected occupations from the comparison, just click on the small 'x' button in the selected occupation. The information presented here is based on recent data from the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics.

If you are however, just interested in seeing the difference in the median weekly earnings by race and hispanic or latino ethnicity for a given occupation group, you can see that information for many occupations groups at the following link.

Legal Occupations (Black Men) Management Occupations (Black Men)
A Comparison of the Median Weekly Earnings of a Group of Occupation Groups By Race and Ethnicity
Legal Occupations (Black Men)
Management Occupations (Black Men)
A comparison of the Median Weekly Earnings of a Selected Group of Occupation Groups By Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Column Name Legends
  • Occupation Group1 — Legal Occupations (Black Men)
  • Occupation Group2 — Management Occupations (Black Men)
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Year Occupation Group1 Occupation Group2
2,015 2,137 1,129
2,016 1,573 1,260
2,017 1,652 1,143
2,018 1,730 1,201
2,019 1,330 1,407
2,020 1,914 1,262
2,021 1,416 1,202