Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
1st
2015
1st
2016
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2015
1st
2016
1st
2015
1st
2016

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

107,194 109,147 $808 $830 $344 $350

Men, 16 years and over

59,361 60,639 895 912 381 384

16 to 24 years

5,067 5,278 491 511 209 215

25 years and over

54,294 55,361 944 963 402 406

Women, 16 years and over

47,833 48,508 730 750 311 316

16 to 24 years

4,039 4,065 461 488 196 205

25 years and over

43,794 44,443 759 779 323 328

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

84,008 85,226 835 857 356 361

Men

47,591 48,482 918 936 391 394

Women

36,416 36,744 746 767 318 323

Black or African American

13,241 13,582 650 673 277 283

Men

6,268 6,492 694 732 296 308

Women

6,972 7,090 614 625 262 263

Asian

6,570 6,742 966 1,032 411 435

Men

3,684 3,721 1,090 1,159 464 488

Women

2,886 3,021 869 933 370 393

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,124 18,545 590 612 251 258

Men

10,973 11,273 612 641 260 270

Women

7,151 7,273 547 574 233 242

NOTE: 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 19, 2016