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Median weekly earnings, 2004–2014

April 23, 2014

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 104.3 million full-time wage and salary workers were $791 (seasonally adjusted) in the first quarter of 2014. Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $716, or 82.6 percent of the $867 median for men. After adjusting for inflation in consumer prices, earnings of women have changed very little over the past decade, while earnings of men have drifted down slightly.

Inflation-adjusted median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers, by gender, seasonally adjusted, first quarter 2004 to first quarter 2014
QuarterCurrent dollarsConsumer Price Index
for all Urban Consumers (2013 = 100)
Constant 2013 dollars
TotalMenWomenTotalMenWomen

2004 Q1

$629$705$56279.958$787$882$703

2004 Q2

64271557681.102792882710

2004 Q3

63571257481.388780875705

2004 Q4

64672057781.875789879705

2005 Q1

64772358082.390785878704

2005 Q2

64771458483.492775855699

2005 Q3

65172358884.508770856696

2005 Q4

65873058884.937775859692

2006 Q1

66273759485.395775863696

2006 Q2

66373259786.840763843687

2006 Q3

67875560387.327776865691

2006 Q4

68174860786.582787864701

2007 Q1

68775261087.465785860697

2007 Q2

69376561089.142777858684

2007 Q3

69877462189.388781866695

2007 Q4

70077461590.024778860683

2008 Q1

71378363391.047783860695

2008 Q2

72280263693.046776862684

2008 Q3

72480263794.128769852677

2008 Q4

72780664791.465795881707

2009 Q1

73281564591.010804896709

2009 Q2

73781865291.975801889709

2009 Q3

74282066492.600801886717

2009 Q4

74782366692.786805887718

2010 Q1

74883666293.159803897711

2010 Q2

74381367093.601794869716

2010 Q3

74582267093.689795877715

2010 Q4

75082667693.965798879719

2011 Q1

75082167995.153788863714

2011 Q2

75482868796.812779855710

2011 Q3

75883768297.208780861702

2011 Q4

76183868697.060784863707

2012 Q1

76584169397.832782860708

2012 Q2

77286768698.642783879695

2012 Q3

76483869398.858773848701

2012 Q4

77286869098.894781878698

2013 Q1

77086070099.477774865704

2013 Q2

776862705100.016776862705

2013 Q3

778859706100.394775856703

2013 Q4

782862712100.113781861711

2014 Q1

791867716100.876784859710

Expressed in constant 2013 dollars, median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $784 in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $787 in the first quarter of 2004. Among women, inflation-adjusted median earnings were $710 in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $703 a decade earlier. Inflation-adjusted median weekly earnings of men who worked full time were $859 in the first quarter of 2014, compared with $882 in the first quarter of 2004.

These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: First Quarter 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑0605. The CPI-U from the Consumer Price Index program is used to convert all dollar values into 2013 dollars.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median weekly earnings, 2004–2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140423.htm (visited November 24, 2014).

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