Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, third 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, 3rd 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

112,784 $395 $546 $827 $1,338 $1,985

Men

63,104 416 593 911 1,470 2,191

Women

49,680 375 504 745 1,152 1,760

White

87,781 403 565 854 1,361 2,000

Men

50,231 424 604 932 1,494 2,202

Women

37,550 382 515 760 1,171 1,766

Black or African American

14,210 353 473 685 989 1,554

Men

6,849 379 495 732 1,063 1,701

Women

7,360 339 431 639 916 1,492

Asian

7,136 420 609 1,010 1,702 2,419

Men

3,961 460 687 1,154 1,894 2,880

Women

3,176 398 554 865 1,420 1,994

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,278 358 455 632 950 1,514

Men

11,892 377 480 667 1,003 1,568

Women

7,385 333 418 593 888 1,401

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

101,684 416 591 886 1,403 2,079

Less than a high school diploma

7,107 326 396 504 697 947

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,518 383 502 700 998 1,440

Some college or associate degree

27,688 412 555 779 1,147 1,653

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

41,371 609 852 1,266 1,893 2,719

Bachelor's degree only

25,471 580 785 1,152 1,764 2,488

Advanced degree

15,901 725 985 1,447 2,094 3,079

Men, 25 years and over

56,924 454 634 971 1,544 2,287

Less than a high school diploma

4,868 354 420 550 753 1,015

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,594 412 558 785 1,122 1,573

Some college or associate degree

14,706 454 617 895 1,279 1,832

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,756 679 952 1,461 2,111 3,094

Bachelor's degree only

13,594 636 885 1,357 1,917 2,886

Advanced degree

8,162 773 1,103 1,693 2,405 3,722

Women, 25 years and over

44,761 391 535 785 1,212 1,847

Less than a high school diploma

2,239 296 355 426 569 716

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,924 344 441 600 808 1,127

Some college or associate degree

12,982 389 503 694 967 1,403

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,616 575 771 1,099 1,616 2,253

Bachelor's degree only

11,877 525 708 977 1,477 2,091

Advanced degree

7,739 661 904 1,274 1,798 2,416

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 20, 2016