Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2014 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2014 annual averages
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

TOTAL

Total, 25 years and over

96,943 $396 $561 $839 $1,312 $1,921

Less than a high school diploma

6,927 301 374 488 657 887

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,529 367 482 668 960 1,355

Some college or associate degree

26,408 398 532 761 1,111 1,560

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

38,080 580 810 1,193 1,807 2,619

Bachelor's degree only

24,094 529 744 1,101 1,647 2,368

Advanced degree

13,985 688 953 1,386 2,009 2,974

Men

Total, 25 years and over

53,957 418 604 922 1,455 2,187

Less than a high school diploma

4,819 323 396 517 715 959

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,437 394 529 751 1,071 1,496

Some college or associate degree

13,946 435 606 872 1,258 1,758

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,756 614 912 1,385 2,022 2,924

Bachelor's degree only

12,641 581 830 1,249 1,883 2,686

Advanced degree

7,115 762 1,103 1,630 2,381 3,558

Women

Total, 25 years and over

42,986 376 509 752 1,144 1,672

Less than a high school diploma

2,107 279 328 409 523 666

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,093 334 420 578 782 1,074

Some college or associate degree

12,462 375 486 661 935 1,287

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,324 532 743 1,049 1,524 2,114

Bachelor's degree only

11,453 496 686 965 1,408 1,931

Advanced degree

6,871 633 856 1,185 1,672 2,336

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

76,550 404 580 864 1,344 1,983

Less than a high school diploma

5,572 305 379 493 673 906

High school graduates, no college(1)

20,234 376 496 696 992 1,400

Some college or associate degree

20,766 409 559 791 1,148 1,616

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

29,978 590 829 1,219 1,844 2,691

Bachelor's degree only

19,175 550 760 1,132 1,694 2,409

Advanced degree

10,803 705 964 1,390 2,017 3,052

White men

Total, 25 years and over

43,614 430 619 950 1,486 2,235

Less than a high school diploma

3,990 331 402 522 723 977

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,538 403 555 777 1,109 1,536

Some college or associate degree

11,280 461 631 909 1,308 1,823

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

15,805 628 937 1,416 2,087 3,011

Bachelor's degree only

10,316 594 857 1,287 1,902 2,724

Advanced degree

5,489 777 1,121 1,642 2,410 3,721

White women

Total, 25 years and over

32,936 381 521 767 1,158 1,696

Less than a high school diploma

1,581 278 326 406 524 670

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,696 340 429 591 799 1,106

Some college or associate degree

9,485 381 497 678 957 1,330

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

14,173 548 751 1,059 1,523 2,113

Bachelor's degree only

8,859 506 696 975 1,416 1,978

Advanced degree

5,314 645 864 1,188 1,656 2,316

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

11,740 353 474 674 1,008 1,518

Less than a high school diploma

759 286 340 440 594 790

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,595 329 417 579 793 1,113

Some college or associate degree

3,872 357 463 637 921 1,272

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,513 491 686 970 1,463 2,025

Bachelor's degree only

2,259 463 631 895 1,312 1,862

Advanced degree

1,254 578 783 1,149 1,652 2,308

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

5,532 364 494 719 1,074 1,582

Less than a high school diploma

447 288 349 476 646 869

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,915 353 454 630 880 1,239

Some college or associate degree

1,714 377 496 705 1,020 1,451

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,457 498 712 1,027 1,575 2,252

Bachelor's degree only

981 481 666 929 1,392 1,906

Advanced degree

475 602 876 1,331 1,883 2,600

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,207 347 453 633 962 1,442

Less than a high school diploma

312 284 332 413 514 653

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,680 313 394 509 697 975

Some college or associate degree

2,159 351 438 600 832 1,141

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,056 486 666 942 1,394 1,896

Bachelor's degree only

1,277 450 615 870 1,248 1,774

Advanced degree

779 567 747 1,059 1,551 2,079

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

5,911 409 612 991 1,598 2,347

Less than a high school diploma

302 275 353 477 594 769

High school graduates, no college(1)

942 345 435 604 831 1,162

Some college or associate degree

929 392 522 748 1,101 1,460

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,738 583 864 1,328 1,910 2,798

Bachelor's degree only

2,073 497 744 1,149 1,667 2,309

Advanced degree

1,664 736 1,038 1,562 2,285 3,101

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,284 436 675 1,128 1,831 2,672

Less than a high school diploma

160 273 361 493 620 791

High school graduates, no college(1)

518 381 476 664 946 1,251

Some college or associate degree

507 412 567 775 1,138 1,526

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,099 624 959 1,472 2,106 3,017

Bachelor's degree only

1,056 537 806 1,256 1,886 2,618

Advanced degree

1,043 833 1,163 1,752 2,401 3,474

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

2,626 387 562 877 1,397 1,984

Less than a high school diploma

142 276 343 450 546 673

High school graduates, no college(1)

424 315 403 543 746 1,004

Some college or associate degree

422 368 504 706 1,008 1,378

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,639 512 761 1,140 1,664 2,319

Bachelor's degree only

1,017 478 704 1,037 1,521 1,994

Advanced degree

621 638 911 1,342 1,920 2,738

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

15,341 338 426 619 928 1,441

Less than a high school diploma

4,027 300 366 466 617 800

High school graduates, no college(1)

4,695 340 422 595 827 1,161

Some college or associate degree

3,579 377 492 689 981 1,436

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,040 488 692 1,007 1,555 2,265

Bachelor's degree only

2,160 463 634 937 1,439 1,992

Advanced degree

879 622 860 1,235 1,886 2,896

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

9,427 356 457 652 979 1,525

Less than a high school diploma

2,944 320 388 497 667 856

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,983 362 464 637 893 1,238

Some college or associate degree

1,945 403 542 780 1,124 1,571

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,555 510 740 1,161 1,765 2,604

Bachelor's degree only

1,126 491 676 1,045 1,590 2,278

Advanced degree

429 666 982 1,507 2,291 3,637

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

5,914 317 402 581 860 1,279

Less than a high school diploma

1,083 277 321 390 497 629

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,713 315 390 517 716 968

Some college or associate degree

1,633 347 443 604 841 1,161

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,484 475 656 907 1,351 1,883

Bachelor's degree only

1,034 436 607 852 1,227 1,733

Advanced degree

451 587 791 1,049 1,548 2,051

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: January 21, 2015