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1970 Census of Population, Supplementary Report: Age and Earnings by Occupation for the United States: 1970

Report Number PC(S1)-39

(The data presented here are extracted from tables 226, 227, and 228 of Final Report PC(1)-01, Detailed Characteristics, United States Summary, which contains more detailed information on employment and other characteristics, as well as more technical explanations.)

Men employed as professional, technical, and kindred workers, and as managers and administrators, earned more, on the average, than men in other major occupation groups, The median earnings for professional workers and managers were $11,752 and $11,747 respectively. This compares to the median for all men workers of $8,517. Men sales workers earned a median of $9,454, and men in the craftsmen and kindred workers group had median earnings of $8,730. Earnings for men in other major groups were $7 ,973 for clerical and kindred workers; $7,583 for transport equipment operatives; $7,439 for operatives, except transport; $6,381 for service workers, except private household; $6,135 for laborers, except farm; $5,122 for farmers and farm managers; $3,628 for farm laborers and farm foremen; and $3,118 for private household workers. All earnings figures are for 1969 and apply to persons who worked year-round, 50 to 52 weeks.

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