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
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
3rd
2015
3rd
2016
3rd
2015
3rd
2016

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

110,446 112,784 $803 $827 $337 $343

Men, 16 years and over

61,974 63,104 889 911 373 378

16 to 24 years

5,992 6,181 517 510 217 212

25 years and over

55,982 56,924 946 971 397 403

Women, 16 years and over

48,472 49,680 721 745 303 309

16 to 24 years

4,598 4,919 442 480 185 199

25 years and over

43,874 44,761 762 785 320 326

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

86,280 87,781 829 854 348 354

Men

49,662 50,231 919 932 386 387

Women

36,617 37,550 740 760 311 316

Black or African American

13,842 14,210 624 685 262 284

Men

6,582 6,849 652 732 274 304

Women

7,260 7,360 608 639 255 265

Asian

6,807 7,136 974 1,010 409 419

Men

3,813 3,961 1,133 1,154 476 479

Women

2,994 3,176 818 865 343 359

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,606 19,278 602 632 253 262

Men

11,367 11,892 624 667 262 277

Women

7,238 7,385 568 593 238 246

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: October 20, 2016