October 21, 2009 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Earnings by age and sex, third quarter of 2009

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by age and sex, third quarter 2009
Age Women Men

Total, all ages

$657 $812

16 to 19 years

$313 $346

20 to 24 years

$435 $479

25 to 34 years

$637 $713

35 to 44 years

$720 $912

45 to 54 years

$727 $944

55 to 64 years

$706 $979

65 years and over

$599 $791

These data featured in the TED article, Earnings by age and sex, third quarter of 2009.