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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth quarter 2015 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 4th quarter 2015 averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total, 16 years and over

109,913 $392 $539 $825 $1,330 $1,994

Men

61,013 412 592 907 1,464 2,291

Women

48,900 373 496 729 1,144 1,750

White

86,103 399 560 847 1,358 2,072

Men

48,944 419 606 931 1,500 2,316

Women

37,159 380 508 745 1,154 1,756

Black or African American

13,698 353 459 643 976 1,483

Men

6,486 374 492 674 1,006 1,517

Women

7,212 336 428 621 956 1,462

Asian

6,567 431 661 1,091 1,752 2,483

Men

3,628 488 735 1,178 1,898 2,883

Women

2,939 401 600 943 1,539 2,096

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,272 354 446 624 960 1,457

Men

11,127 375 480 679 1,016 1,559

Women

7,145 335 412 570 844 1,286

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

100,098 408 579 872 1,390 2,088

Less than a high school diploma

6,906 316 390 502 690 1,005

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,726 380 492 690 986 1,411

Some college or associate degree

26,740 407 545 757 1,138 1,620

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

40,726 588 839 1,245 1,892 2,800

Bachelor's degree only

25,478 550 765 1,143 1,758 2,491

Advanced degree

15,248 679 969 1,445 2,138 3,202

Men, 25 years and over

55,502 433 621 958 1,533 2,351

Less than a high school diploma

4,724 342 415 548 786 1,125

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,722 400 536 776 1,109 1,562

Some college or associate degree

14,073 454 616 887 1,307 1,847

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,983 634 929 1,439 2,141 3,237

Bachelor's degree only

13,482 608 869 1,324 1,911 2,890

Advanced degree

7,501 730 1,129 1,732 2,520 3,878

Women, 25 years and over

44,596 388 520 764 1,176 1,806

Less than a high school diploma

2,182 293 344 418 543 667

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,005 351 432 589 803 1,132

Some college or associate degree

12,667 386 496 662 921 1,355

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,743 535 759 1,091 1,597 2,282

Bachelor's degree only

11,996 499 698 990 1,485 2,077

Advanced degree

7,747 643 899 1,225 1,772 2,486

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Ten percent of all full-time wage and salary workers earn less than the upper limit of the first decile; 25 percent earn less than the upper limit of the first quartile; 50 percent earn less than the upper limit of the second quartile, or median; 75 percent earn less than the upper limit of the third quartile; and 90 percent earn less than the upper limit of the ninth decile. 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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