HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
54. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and selected characteristics, 2016 annual averages
Characteristic Full-time
wage and
salary
workers (in
thousands)
Median weekly earnings
Total With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification or
license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Age and sex

Total, 16 years and over

111,091 $832 $1,032 $1,089 $1,026 $765

16 to 24 years

10,076 501 588 577 590 492

25 to 54 years

78,392 871 1,035 1,127 1,025 804

25 to 34 years

27,456 751 890 899 889 713

35 to 44 years

25,284 934 1,120 1,244 1,101 860

45 to 54 years

25,652 955 1,145 1,227 1,137 890

55 years and over

22,624 939 1,167 1,199 1,165 864

55 to 64 years

18,496 952 1,171 1,217 1,170 881

65 years and over

4,128 866 1,138 1,156 1,137 788

Men, 16 years and over

61,930 915 1,144 1,197 1,137 848

16 to 24 years

5,646 512 608 673 601 505

25 to 54 years

43,965 943 1,142 1,216 1,133 886

55 years and over

12,319 1,082 1,297 1,367 1,286 1,004

Women, 16 years and over

49,161 749 945 928 947 684

16 to 24 years

4,430 486 571 517 579 473

25 to 54 years

34,427 778 955 978 953 717

55 years and over

10,304 801 1,055 960 1,063 735

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

86,474 862 1,062 1,118 1,057 785

Men

49,310 942 1,164 1,203 1,159 873

Women

37,163 766 970 965 971 696

Black or African American, 16 years and over

13,963 678 797 806 796 642

Men

6,728 718 883 898 881 679

Women

7,235 641 748 737 749 613

Asian, 16 years and over

7,030 1,021 1,250 1,469 1,222 962

Men

3,888 1,151 1,391 1,661 1,341 1,125

Women

3,142 902 1,158 1,157 1,158 809

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

18,950 624 884 917 880 600

Men

11,666 663 972 1,006 959 626

Women

7,284 586 793 728 801 549

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

101,015 885 1,064 1,137 1,056 816

Less than a high school diploma

7,108 504 620 686 617 498

High school graduates, no college(3)

25,475 692 795 869 786 676

Some college or associate degree

27,307 779 849 910 838 760

Some college, no degree

16,056 756 794 888 778 746

Associate degree

11,251 819 898 934 894 786

Bachelor's degree and higher

41,125 1,259 1,296 1,480 1,272 1,242

Bachelor's degree only

25,503 1,156 1,163 1,400 1,143 1,153

Advanced degree(4)

15,622 1,444 1,428 1,610 1,416 1,465

Men, 25 years and over

56,284 969 1,167 1,241 1,160 910

Less than a high school diploma

4,904 551 718 757 714 531

High school graduates, no college(3)

15,619 769 919 950 915 742

Some college or associate degree

14,383 896 980 1,026 973 865

Some college, no degree

8,738 861 935 1,000 923 835

Associate degree

5,646 951 1,023 1,046 1,019 919

Bachelor's degree and higher

21,378 1,464 1,517 1,680 1,487 1,442

Bachelor's degree only

13,516 1,348 1,365 1,551 1,339 1,341

Advanced degree(4)

7,862 1,707 1,704 1,884 1,663 1,710

Women, 25 years and over

44,731 784 971 973 971 722

Less than a high school diploma

2,204 423 484 - 481 420

High school graduates, no college(3)

9,856 599 620 684 617 595

Some college or associate degree

12,924 688 729 751 726 673

Some college, no degree

7,319 665 654 742 641 668

Associate degree

5,606 720 788 762 791 683

Bachelor's degree and higher

19,747 1,101 1,162 1,237 1,159 1,029

Bachelor's degree only

11,987 994 1,047 1,167 1,033 966

Advanced degree(4)

7,760 1,257 1,276 1,283 1,276 1,231

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(4) Includes persons with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Full time is 35 hours or more per week. Data are for wage and salary workers; all self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. 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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000). Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

(Certification and licensing status tables 1-7 renumbered as annual average tables 49-55 in February 2018.)

Last Modified Date: February 8, 2018