Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, second quarter 2016 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2nd quarter 2016 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

111,166 $395 $545 $824 $1,313 $1,997

Men

62,045 413 587 909 1,454 2,281

Women

49,121 379 505 744 1,144 1,738

White

86,638 402 565 854 1,343 2,024

Men

49,241 420 601 941 1,484 2,289

Women

37,397 385 517 759 1,157 1,752

Black or African American

13,954 368 473 677 1,010 1,546

Men

6,838 383 494 704 1,095 1,713

Women

7,116 352 446 646 954 1,454

Asian

7,085 415 614 1,021 1,723 2,507

Men

3,963 478 682 1,147 1,893 2,881

Women

3,122 387 554 907 1,451 2,089

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,956 352 436 618 940 1,426

Men

11,718 371 470 652 1,000 1,519

Women

7,238 332 411 581 856 1,316

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

101,026 414 586 880 1,374 2,089

Less than a high school diploma

7,290 312 390 499 675 958

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,656 385 499 690 993 1,414

Some college or associate degree

26,828 410 555 767 1,136 1,563

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

41,253 606 853 1,249 1,889 2,887

Bachelor's degree only

25,539 578 779 1,155 1,752 2,612

Advanced degree

15,714 701 975 1,425 2,105 3,105

Men, 25 years and over

56,320 446 623 967 1,523 2,316

Less than a high school diploma

4,979 338 406 529 733 1,024

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,903 411 549 762 1,122 1,570

Some college or associate degree

14,052 467 623 890 1,269 1,784

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,386 658 968 1,431 2,179 3,229

Bachelor's degree only

13,603 619 900 1,328 1,966 2,975

Advanced degree

7,784 757 1,127 1,621 2,422 3,517

Women, 25 years and over

44,706 393 532 777 1,179 1,794

Less than a high school diploma

2,311 288 350 421 562 719

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,752 353 440 596 806 1,089

Some college or associate degree

12,776 383 496 673 938 1,306

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,867 577 769 1,086 1,577 2,294

Bachelor's degree only

11,936 523 715 997 1,468 2,071

Advanced degree

7,930 663 898 1,245 1,827 2,593

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: July 19, 2016