October 21, 2009
Women who usually worked full time had median earnings of $657 per week, or 80.9 percent of the $812 median for men.
Among men, those age 45 to 54 and age 55 to 64 had the highest median weekly earnings, $944 and $979, respectively.
Among women, weekly earnings were highest for those age 35 to 44 and age 45 to 54, $720 and $727, respectively.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Earnings by age and sex, third quarter of 2009 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2009/ted_20091021.htm (visited November 26, 2015).
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.