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Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2015 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2015 annual averages
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

TOTAL

Total, 25 years and over

99,291 $402 $572 $860 $1,358 $2,016

Less than a high school diploma

7,289 312 384 493 667 941

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,221 374 488 678 976 1,395

Some college or associate degree

26,801 400 537 762 1,130 1,592

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

39,979 588 828 1,230 1,878 2,711

Bachelor's degree only

25,043 554 761 1,137 1,730 2,471

Advanced degree

14,937 679 956 1,403 2,076 3,080

Men

Total, 25 years and over

55,270 423 610 947 1,502 2,293

Less than a high school diploma

5,035 336 404 520 726 1,022

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,316 397 528 759 1,089 1,532

Some college or associate degree

14,109 441 609 883 1,277 1,796

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,811 630 935 1,420 2,091 3,096

Bachelor's degree only

13,295 600 860 1,304 1,907 2,881

Advanced degree

7,516 740 1,104 1,637 2,408 3,833

Women

Total, 25 years and over

44,020 382 518 761 1,163 1,757

Less than a high school diploma

2,255 286 341 418 549 698

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,905 341 427 586 795 1,105

Some college or associate degree

12,692 377 491 664 931 1,334

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,169 550 752 1,064 1,554 2,208

Bachelor's degree only

11,748 511 698 975 1,446 2,009

Advanced degree

7,420 635 878 1,204 1,743 2,424

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

77,819 413 589 885 1,385 2,084

Less than a high school diploma

5,868 317 388 498 682 972

High school graduates, no college(1)

19,737 384 503 706 1,012 1,450

Some college or associate degree

21,010 414 567 792 1,164 1,654

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

31,204 603 844 1,245 1,888 2,792

Bachelor's degree only

19,682 576 775 1,154 1,757 2,516

Advanced degree

11,522 704 966 1,410 2,087 3,099

White men

Total, 25 years and over

44,372 440 630 974 1,533 2,316

Less than a high school diploma

4,213 339 408 524 738 1,041

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,224 409 560 792 1,137 1,579

Some college or associate degree

11,430 468 633 916 1,336 1,867

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

16,505 662 952 1,448 2,120 3,160

Bachelor's degree only

10,727 623 887 1,345 1,924 2,900

Advanced degree

5,778 757 1,123 1,661 2,480 3,858

White women

Total, 25 years and over

33,447 391 536 778 1,178 1,762

Less than a high school diploma

1,654 287 342 418 550 697

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,513 350 446 602 826 1,136

Some college or associate degree

9,580 387 503 680 960 1,364

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

14,700 572 760 1,070 1,553 2,227

Bachelor's degree only

8,956 521 708 981 1,450 2,074

Advanced degree

5,744 660 890 1,206 1,730 2,414

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

12,265 359 480 682 1,031 1,550

Less than a high school diploma

733 291 355 448 589 788

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,720 335 416 578 788 1,102

Some college or associate degree

4,006 356 465 642 909 1,289

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,806 502 682 1,010 1,527 2,107

Bachelor's degree only

2,446 492 641 948 1,426 1,904

Advanced degree

1,360 535 770 1,160 1,744 2,490

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

5,798 380 502 722 1,110 1,587

Less than a high school diploma

408 308 381 492 642 816

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,055 362 466 614 877 1,201

Some college or associate degree

1,740 382 501 715 1,022 1,427

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,595 515 710 1,103 1,581 2,312

Bachelor's degree only

1,081 498 638 1,002 1,506 2,076

Advanced degree

514 591 870 1,304 1,903 2,902

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,467 343 451 651 974 1,501

Less than a high school diploma

325 279 332 406 517 666

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,665 317 388 511 707 920

Some college or associate degree

2,266 336 433 601 829 1,160

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,211 493 668 961 1,454 1,972

Bachelor's degree only

1,365 487 642 914 1,350 1,886

Advanced degree

846 506 739 1,091 1,595 2,221

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,261 413 618 1,031 1,705 2,404

Less than a high school diploma

349 300 367 475 624 977

High school graduates, no college(1)

975 346 439 611 880 1,268

Some college or associate degree

924 394 527 750 1,128 1,605

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,013 587 886 1,351 1,923 2,883

Bachelor's degree only

2,255 526 767 1,170 1,768 2,312

Advanced degree

1,758 711 1,060 1,572 2,297 3,362

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,477 444 686 1,157 1,884 2,743

Less than a high school diploma

182 309 383 495 697 1,232

High school graduates, no college(1)

542 360 480 654 974 1,438

Some college or associate degree

477 408 580 825 1,212 1,785

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,276 631 973 1,495 2,155 3,101

Bachelor's degree only

1,193 578 862 1,316 1,898 2,594

Advanced degree

1,082 765 1,159 1,745 2,408 3,796

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

2,784 393 575 902 1,446 2,087

Less than a high school diploma

167 289 352 443 582 718

High school graduates, no college(1)

433 329 416 577 758 1,060

Some college or associate degree

447 385 501 681 988 1,467

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,737 533 777 1,162 1,758 2,323

Bachelor's degree only

1,062 495 712 1,070 1,559 2,081

Advanced degree

675 640 931 1,361 1,997 2,884

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

16,115 351 449 631 967 1,476

Less than a high school diploma

4,296 314 379 478 621 842

High school graduates, no college(1)

4,823 349 449 611 877 1,244

Some college or associate degree

3,802 385 506 700 1,006 1,419

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,195 496 709 1,044 1,563 2,319

Bachelor's degree only

2,184 480 659 969 1,481 2,182

Advanced degree

1,011 558 850 1,227 1,852 2,580

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

9,812 369 477 674 1,018 1,548

Less than a high school diploma

3,072 334 395 502 672 905

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,047 377 488 678 957 1,361

Some college or associate degree

2,070 410 561 796 1,146 1,553

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,623 517 747 1,167 1,818 2,515

Bachelor's degree only

1,144 507 706 1,068 1,639 2,382

Advanced degree

478 568 946 1,424 2,106 3,442

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

6,303 329 417 593 881 1,340

Less than a high school diploma

1,223 287 339 410 524 649

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,776 322 402 532 719 998

Some college or associate degree

1,732 359 473 618 839 1,151

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,572 470 665 958 1,403 2,020

Bachelor's degree only

1,040 444 610 893 1,324 1,912

Advanced degree

532 544 801 1,106 1,542 2,183

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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