April 19, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Median weekly earnings by race, ethnicity, and occupation, first quarter 2012

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, occupation, and sex, not seasonally adjusted, 1st quarter 2012
Characteristic Men Women

Race and ethnicity, 16 years and over



$874 $713

Black or African American

677 602


1,027 830

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

584 525



Management, professional, and related occupations

1,309 959

Service occupations

563 450

Sales and office occupations

766 608

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

749 561

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

667 483

These data are featured in the TED article, Median weekly earnings by race, ethnicity, and occupation, first quarter 2012.




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