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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 2014 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 2014 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

104,327 $378 $518 $796 $1,254 $1,893

Men

57,654 393 564 872 1,399 2,076

Women

46,673 360 489 722 1,103 1,637

White

82,536 386 536 819 1,285 1,906

Men

46,637 402 581 898 1,428 2,097

Women

35,899 368 500 740 1,126 1,665

Black or African American

12,501 333 439 646 973 1,431

Men

5,863 334 465 708 1,068 1,517

Women

6,638 333 425 606 908 1,280

Asian

6,353 395 597 955 1,550 2,293

Men

3,516 405 621 1,045 1,763 2,500

Women

2,838 384 561 876 1,422 1,911

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

16,804 320 409 593 899 1,385

Men

10,292 325 416 610 945 1,472

Women

6,513 314 397 565 841 1,223

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

95,750 396 559 837 1,314 1,914

Less than a high school diploma

6,601 293 362 480 644 855

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,220 367 477 660 942 1,355

Some college or associate degree

25,655 398 526 756 1,081 1,532

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

38,273 582 821 1,199 1,783 2,613

Bachelor's degree only

24,289 540 754 1,102 1,633 2,306

Advanced degree

13,983 687 960 1,419 2,026 3,007

Men, 25 years and over

52,783 414 602 925 1,456 2,122

Less than a high school diploma

4,505 308 385 501 692 907

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,042 396 530 756 1,053 1,491

Some college or associate degree

13,374 421 600 859 1,241 1,740

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,862 610 912 1,393 1,997 2,928

Bachelor's degree only

12,865 578 834 1,247 1,850 2,599

Advanced degree

6,997 753 1,134 1,652 2,431 3,834

Women, 25 years and over

42,967 379 511 754 1,143 1,689

Less than a high school diploma

2,097 275 328 410 577 711

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,178 332 417 564 760 1,025

Some college or associate degree

12,281 381 487 658 929 1,270

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,411 550 757 1,063 1,531 2,103

Bachelor's degree only

11,424 513 700 981 1,404 1,913

Advanced degree

6,987 638 867 1,205 1,733 2,390

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 17, 2014
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