Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all

Indicator 8.5.1: Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities

 Median weekly earnings in US dollars of women ages 16 and over who indicated they have a disability, employed as full-time wage and salary workers

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from US statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from US statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other US-specific metadata information.

Actual indicator available Usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and salary workers by disability status, age, sex
Actual indicator available - description Median weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and salary workers who indicated they have a disability.
Date of national source publication Early 2017
Method of computation
Periodicity Annual
Scheduled update by national source Annual data for 2017 will be available in early 2018
U.S. method of computation Source: Current Population Survey (CPS) - a monthly national sample household survey. Technical Documentation and Methodology: https://www.bls.gov/cps/documentation.htm. Information about the disability data is also available at https://www.bls.gov/cps/cpsdisability_faq.htm
Comments and limitations Earnings data by occupation for people with a disability are not available.
Date metadata updated October 2017
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement Median weekly earnings in U.S. dollars.
Disaggregation categories Disability
International and national references U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics - www.bls.gov
Time period 2009-2016
Scheduled update by SDG team

This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name Average hourly earnings of female and male employees, by occupation, age and persons with disabilities
Target name By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value.
Global indicator description The gender wage gap measures the relative difference between the average hourly earnings for men and the average hourly earnings for women. It is computed as the difference between the gross average hourly earnings of male and female employees expressed as percentage of gross average hourly earnings of male employees. Earnings refers to regular remuneration received from employers, in cash and in kind, and includes direct wages and salaries for time worked or work done, remuneration for time not worked (e.g. paid annual leave), as well as bonuses and gratuities that are regularly received. It excludes contributions paid by employers to social security and pension schemes in respect of their employees, benefits received by employees under these schemes, and severance and termination pay.
UN designated tier 2
UN custodial agency ILO
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Organisation U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/Current Population Survey
Agency Staff Name BLS Division of International Technical Cooperation staff
Agency Survey Dataset U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics/Current Population Survey
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