TABLE 5.9 Occupation, Immigrants Aged 21-65 Years at Admission to Permanent Residence: Fiscal Year 1977, 1982, and 1994 Cohorts

 

 

FY 1977 Cohort

FY 1982 Cohort

FY 1994 Cohort

Summary Occupation Group

Average Income

Men

Women

Men

Women

Men

Women

Managerial and professional specialty occupations

$31,199

33.3

30.1

30.3

27.9

32.2

33.2

Technical, sales, and administrative support occupations

$18,882

11.8

22.9

12.4

24.4

12.1

21.0

Service occupations

$13,751

9.1

19.8

10.3

21.8

14.5

21.7

Farming, forestry, and fishing occupations

$13,301

4.9

0.9

6.2

4.1

4.4

3.2

Precision production, craft, and repair occupations

$18,254

16.4

1.9

17.7

9.9

11.1

14.9

Operators, fabricators, and laborers

$15,599

24.5

24.4

23.1

11.8

25.7

14.9

Percentage reporting occupation

 

86.6

40.7

77.9

44.1

69.9

38.5

Average occupational earnings, 1979 dollars

 

$21,267

$18,888

$20,010

$18,609

$19,648

$18,767

Number aged 21-65 years

 

130,011

152,654

173,185

173,201

216,306

266,130

Note: Figures for fiscal year 1994 exclude both aliens legalized by provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act and legalization dependents.

Source: Immigration and Naturalization Service Public Use Files.



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