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Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
4th
2014
4th
2015
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
4th
2014
4th
2015
4th
2014
4th
2015

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

107,368 109,913 $799 $825 $338 $348

Men, 16 years and over

59,930 61,013 882 907 374 382

16 to 24 years

5,611 5,511 508 543 215 229

25 years and over

54,319 55,502 929 958 394 404

Women, 16 years and over

47,438 48,900 724 729 306 307

16 to 24 years

4,144 4,304 469 453 198 191

25 years and over

43,294 44,596 756 764 320 322

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

84,596 86,103 823 847 349 357

Men

48,355 48,944 907 931 384 393

Women

36,241 37,159 738 745 313 314

Black or African American

13,209 13,698 621 643 263 271

Men

6,300 6,486 667 674 282 284

Women

6,909 7,212 602 621 255 262

Asian

6,111 6,567 959 1,091 406 460

Men

3,314 3,628 1,067 1,178 452 496

Women

2,797 2,939 826 943 350 398

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,870 18,272 600 624 254 263

Men

11,081 11,127 631 679 267 286

Women

6,789 7,145 544 570 230 240

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: January 22, 2016
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