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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first quarter 2016 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 1st quarter 2016 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

109,147 $393 $544 $830 $1,328 $1,999

Men

60,639 410 586 912 1,481 2,288

Women

48,508 377 506 750 1,148 1,733

White

85,226 401 566 857 1,355 2,074

Men

48,482 417 597 936 1,510 2,310

Women

36,744 384 519 767 1,166 1,742

Black or African American

13,582 352 472 673 1,004 1,579

Men

6,492 365 499 732 1,082 1,726

Women

7,090 344 441 625 946 1,408

Asian

6,742 423 613 1,032 1,734 2,483

Men

3,721 467 670 1,159 1,882 2,652

Women

3,021 402 568 933 1,475 2,205

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,545 352 436 612 946 1,472

Men

11,273 370 465 641 1,014 1,545

Women

7,273 333 411 574 851 1,295

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

99,803 409 583 878 1,380 2,091

Less than a high school diploma

7,150 315 386 494 670 957

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,807 377 490 679 980 1,408

Some college or associate degree

27,179 416 568 782 1,146 1,623

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

40,667 596 853 1,250 1,886 2,837

Bachelor's degree only

25,288 555 778 1,155 1,740 2,507

Advanced degree

15,379 695 982 1,435 2,110 3,120

Men, 25 years and over

55,361 435 616 963 1,542 2,322

Less than a high school diploma

4,933 334 407 526 730 1,031

High school graduates, no college(1)

14,978 401 528 751 1,106 1,544

Some college or associate degree

14,259 459 617 893 1,302 1,858

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,191 647 957 1,461 2,197 3,159

Bachelor's degree only

13,456 605 887 1,344 1,920 2,896

Advanced degree

7,734 773 1,132 1,705 2,512 3,871

Women, 25 years and over

44,443 389 529 779 1,178 1,765

Less than a high school diploma

2,217 290 347 415 533 696

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,828 339 431 596 800 1,111

Some college or associate degree

12,921 395 509 689 963 1,327

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,476 553 761 1,102 1,574 2,234

Bachelor's degree only

11,832 504 707 1,006 1,444 2,016

Advanced degree

7,644 642 897 1,232 1,768 2,409

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: April 19, 2016
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