April 19, 2001
Median weekly earnings of the nation's 99.1 million full-time wage and salary workers were $592 in the first quarter of 2001.
The $683 median weekly earnings of 45- to 54-year-olds were the highest of any age group. Workers 35 to 44 years old had the next highest ($647), followed by 55- to 64-year-olds ($627).
Data on weekly earnings are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information on earnings in "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: First Quarter 2001," news release USDL 01-102.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Weekly earnings of full-time workers in first quarter on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2001/apr/wk3/art04.htm (visited December 11, 2013).
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