- In 2011,
Oregonwomen had median weekly earnings of $701 or 79.9 percent of the $877 median weekly earnings of men
- Nationwide, women earned $684/week or 82.2 percent of the $832 median for men
- At 79.9 percent, women’s earnings as a percent of men’s in
Oregonranked 30th in the nation out of 50 states and the District of Columbia
- Women’s weekly earnings in
ranked 17th, and men’s 16th, nationwide Oregon
WOMEN’S EARNINGS IN
Among the 50 states, median weekly earnings of women in full-time wage and salary positions in 2011 ranged from $564 in
Across the nation, median weekly earnings for men were lowest in
The ratio of female-to-male earnings in 2011 varied across the nation, ranging from 68.7 percent in
For more information on the median weekly earnings of women and men, see Bureau of Labor Statistics Report 1038, Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2011, issued in October 2012; copies are available on the Internet at www.bls.gov/cps/cpswom2011.pdf. Information in this release is also available to sensory impaired individuals. Voice phone: (202) 691-5200; Federal Relay Service: (800)-877-8339.
The estimates in this report were obtained from the Current Population Survey (CPS), which provides a wide range of information on the labor force, employment, and unemployment. This survey is conducted monthly for the Bureau of Labor Statistics by the U.S. Census Bureau, using a national sample of about 60,000 households, with coverage in all 50 states and the
Statistics based on the CPS data are subject to both sampling and nonsampling error. The differences among data for the states reflect, in part, variations in the occupation, industry, and age composition of each state’s labor force. In addition, sampling error for the state estimates is considerably larger than it is for the national data.
The principal definitions used in connection with the earnings series in this release are described below.
Usual weekly earnings. Data represent earnings before taxes and other deductions and include any overtime pay, commissions, or tips usually received (at the main job in the case of multiple jobholders.)
Median weekly earnings. The median is the amount which divides a given earnings distribution into two equal groups, one having earnings above the median and the other having earnings below the median.
Wage and salary workers. Workers who receive wages, salaries, commissions, tips, payment in kind, or piece rates. The group includes employees in both the private and public sectors but, for the purposes of the earnings series, excludes all self-employed persons, regardless of whether or not their businesses are incorporated.
Full-time worker. Workers who usually work 35 hours or more per week at their sole or principal job.
The latest BLS News Release showing women’s earnings in