Who Makes What

Differences in salaries based on gender and compared on local and national levels

How We Did It The U.S. Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report median weekly household income by industry groups, occupations and gender. Nationwide figures are reported in great detail, but more local data — such as for Tarrant County — are reported only in aggregated numbers by industry groupings. The smaller the data set, the larger the margin of error. The numbers in the chart below are nationwide figures from BLS Table 39, updated Feb. 26, 2013, compared against all of Tarrant County on an annual income basis.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics: bls.gov/cps/cpsaat39.htm; Economic Issues for Women in Texas: Fort Worth Metro Area: tinyurl.com/men-women-fort-worth; American Fact Finder: tinyurl.com/AMERICAN-FACT-FINDER-FW

Management, Business, Science and Arts Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings
for Men: $1,349
National Median Weekly Earnings
for Women: $973
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary
for Men: $73,316
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary
for Women: $51,657

Management, Business and Financial Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,412
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,049
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $79,310
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $55,878

Management Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,456
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,103
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $85,252
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $59,392

Computer and Mathematical
Occupations

National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,452
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,174
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $78, 222
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $65,347

Architecture and Engineering
Occupations

National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,403
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,143
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $85,601
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $75,915

Life, Physical and Social Science
Occupations

National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,271
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,030
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $45,238
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $55,475

Community and Social Service Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $930
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $808
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $47,766
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $40,162

Legal Occupations 
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,764
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,010
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $101,904
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $49,137

Education, Training and Library
Occupations

National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,091
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $888
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $53,044
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $48,250

Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,118
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $884
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $52,029
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $51,531

Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,312
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $994
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $70,443
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $54,679

Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners and Other Technical Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $2,087
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $1,497
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $121,858
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $62,725

Health Technologists and Technicians
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $980
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $858
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $44,727
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $36,817

Service Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $555
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $452
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $27,456
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $22,749

Healthcare Support Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $546
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $486
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $26,774
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $30,360

Protective Service Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $824
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $643
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $48,248
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $46,037

Law Enforcement Workers
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $1,032
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $881
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $57,797
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $57,012

Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $437
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $400
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $22,469
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $20,299

Building and Grounds Cleaning
and Maintenance Occupations

National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $505
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $417
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $25,235
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $15,753

Personal Care and Service Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $549
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $464
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $18,076
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $21,850

Sales and Office Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $835
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $566
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $44,674
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $35,180

Sales and Related Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $835
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $566
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $50,376
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $31,939

Office and Administrative Support Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $673
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $628
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $38,376
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $35,566

Natural Resources, Construction and Maintenance Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $757
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $578
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $36,378
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $26,779

Construction and Extraction Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $736
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $654
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $32,272
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $23,783

Installation, Maintenance and Repair Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $824
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $710
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $41,630
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $38,510

Production, Transportation and Material Moving Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $674
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $498
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $38,998
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $25,622

Production Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $697
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $498
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $40,480
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $25,924

Transportation Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $645
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $497
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $45,919
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Women: $24,891

Material Moving Occupations
National Median Weekly Earnings for Men: $524
National Median Weekly Earnings for Women: $421
Tarrant County Estimated Yearly Salary for Men: $27,000

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