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Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2011-2012 annual averages

Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2011-2012 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2011 2012
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born(1)
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born(1)
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings

Total, 16 years and over

16,441 $609 84,015 $780 78.0 17,089 $625 85,659 $797 78.4

Men

10,177 624 45,794 879 71.0 10,385 665 46,901 898 74.1

Women

6,264 585 38,222 701 83.5 6,704 589 38,758 710 82.9

AGE

16 to 24 years

1,081 405 7,643 448 90.3 994 403 8,036 452 89.2

25 to 34 years

4,120 569 20,177 718 79.3 4,275 591 20,310 729 81.1

35 to 44 years

4,812 671 18,970 875 76.7 4,972 692 19,112 897 77.1

45 to 54 years

3,962 680 21,172 899 75.6 4,267 683 21,079 913 74.8

55 to 64 years

2,039 662 13,602 910 72.8 2,142 667 14,376 929 71.8

65 years and over

429 621 2,452 760 81.8 439 628 2,747 778 80.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(2)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

2,876 883 64,359 837 105.5 2,906 898 64,284 857 104.8

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

1,467 614 9,638 617 99.5 1,459 640 10,002 623 102.8

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

3,876 868 1,226 878 98.8 4,213 922 1,385 937 98.4

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8,044 489 7,103 636 77.0 8,316 501 7,986 641 78.1

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

15,361 628 76,373 831 75.6 16,095 652 77,623 851 76.7

Less than a high school diploma

3,822 417 3,197 497 83.9 3,879 428 3,131 510 84.0

High school graduates, no college(3)

3,828 530 21,328 661 80.2 3,899 550 21,339 675 81.5

Some college or associate degree

2,580 665 22,625 746 89.2 2,702 673 23,124 758 88.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(4)

5,131 1,148 29,222 1,151 99.8 5,615 1,164 30,029 1,165 100.0

Footnotes
(1) These figures are computed using unrounded medians and may differ slightly from percents computed using the rounded medians displayed in this table.
(2) Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
(3) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(4) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 22, 2013
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