Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2014 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2014 averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total, 16 years and over

107,855 $381 $521 $790 $1,241 $1,896

Men

60,502 401 577 870 1,389 2,096

Women

47,353 355 486 715 1,093 1,588

White

85,030 389 543 816 1,267 1,910

Men

48,730 409 589 896 1,422 2,119

Women

36,299 363 497 733 1,118 1,588

Black or African American

13,195 338 449 638 964 1,482

Men

6,297 349 471 679 999 1,539

Women

6,898 333 431 608 944 1,412

Asian

6,307 386 582 945 1,559 2,413

Men

3,612 413 649 1,087 1,771 2,710

Women

2,695 356 502 795 1,269 1,893

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,625 339 419 598 890 1,363

Men

10,802 361 446 617 932 1,440

Women

6,823 313 395 553 826 1,247

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

97,714 399 568 839 1,300 1,920

Less than a high school diploma

6,756 305 382 488 646 875

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,599 370 489 681 982 1,366

Some college or associate degree

26,861 398 533 762 1,115 1,578

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

38,498 579 792 1,170 1,800 2,584

Bachelor's degree only

24,469 527 732 1,068 1,649 2,387

Advanced degree

14,029 689 945 1,359 1,962 2,910

Men, 25 years and over

54,676 423 609 920 1,459 2,181

Less than a high school diploma

4,689 333 405 519 699 942

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,698 395 536 753 1,079 1,510

Some college or associate degree

14,218 451 609 877 1,260 1,760

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,070 621 899 1,366 2,041 2,912

Bachelor's degree only

12,835 584 815 1,238 1,889 2,677

Advanced degree

7,235 782 1,067 1,598 2,321 3,439

Women, 25 years and over

43,038 375 509 750 1,141 1,655

Less than a high school diploma

2,067 278 330 408 518 667

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,901 333 428 590 801 1,118

Some college or associate degree

12,643 368 484 660 940 1,298

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,428 523 727 1,019 1,487 2,091

Bachelor's degree only

11,634 487 667 936 1,387 1,922

Advanced degree

6,793 615 845 1,168 1,632 2,293

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Ten percent of all full-time wage and salary workers earn less than the upper limit of the first decile; 25 percent earn less than the upper limit of the first quartile; 50 percent earn less than the upper limit of the second quartile, or median; 75 percent earn less than the upper limit of the third quartile; and 90 percent earn less than the upper limit of the ninth decile. 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 24, 2014