HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
54. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and selected characteristics, 2018 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

115,567 $886 $1,106 $1,196 $1,093 $818

16 to 24 years

10,428 548 634 597 638 532

25 to 54 years

80,891 917 1,110 1,206 1,098 858

25 to 34 years

28,874 808 950 1,031 941 765

35 to 44 years

26,452 986 1,189 1,322 1,176 913

45 to 54 years

25,565 1,002 1,209 1,343 1,198 928

55 years and over

24,247 985 1,205 1,326 1,195 916

55 to 64 years

19,585 994 1,205 1,362 1,191 928

65 years and over

4,662 944 1,207 1,169 1,210 849

Men, 16 years and over

64,142 973 1,231 1,283 1,226 907

16 to 24 years

5,818 575 687 631 693 560

25 to 54 years

45,061 1,004 1,236 1,269 1,232 943

55 years and over

13,263 1,127 1,347 1,479 1,333 1,048

Women, 16 years and over

51,425 789 990 1,071 985 726

16 to 24 years

4,611 522 607 557 610 512

25 to 54 years

35,830 825 996 1,100 989 754

55 years and over

10,984 845 1,118 1,138 1,115 770

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

88,953 916 1,133 1,202 1,127 847

Men

50,570 1,002 1,252 1,299 1,248 935

Women

38,384 817 1,017 1,078 1,012 743

Black or African American, 16 years and over

15,041 694 838 945 831 657

Men

7,282 735 950 1,043 938 699

Women

7,760 654 780 823 777 619

Asian, 16 years and over

7,643 1,095 1,342 1,668 1,297 1,021

Men

4,169 1,241 1,545 1,762 1,503 1,169

Women

3,474 937 1,152 1,438 1,139 875

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

20,297 680 899 880 902 648

Men

12,226 720 990 910 1,000 691

Women

8,071 617 808 815 807 592

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

105,138 932 1,134 1,231 1,127 871

Less than a high school diploma

6,999 553 636 683 629 546

High school graduates, no college(3)

26,237 730 837 872 831 715

Some college or associate degree

27,476 826 902 1,003 890 803

Some college, no degree

15,887 802 870 1,034 848 788

Associate degree

11,589 862 930 986 924 828

Bachelor's degree and higher

44,427 1,324 1,356 1,553 1,339 1,284

Bachelor's degree only

27,660 1,198 1,212 1,442 1,181 1,190

Advanced degree(4)

16,767 1,521 1,499 1,766 1,479 1,538

Men, 25 years and over

58,324 1,026 1,256 1,327 1,250 966

Less than a high school diploma

4,761 607 750 - 755 600

High school graduates, no college(3)

16,105 819 983 988 983 799

Some college or associate degree

14,721 951 1,056 1,114 1,047 916

Some college, no degree

8,892 918 1,027 1,150 1,008 892

Associate degree

5,829 994 1,085 1,061 1,089 958

Bachelor's degree and higher

22,738 1,524 1,590 1,734 1,572 1,485

Bachelor's degree only

14,451 1,384 1,425 1,581 1,397 1,372

Advanced degree(4)

8,287 1,774 1,800 1,894 1,774 1,770

Women, 25 years and over

46,814 830 1,015 1,108 1,009 758

Less than a high school diploma

2,238 469 491 - 494 468

High school graduates, no college(3)

10,132 616 621 695 616 615

Some college or associate degree

12,755 717 757 772 755 702

Some college, no degree

6,995 694 698 762 690 693

Associate degree

5,760 746 808 791 809 716

Bachelor's degree and higher

21,689 1,145 1,204 1,372 1,190 1,092

Bachelor's degree only

13,208 1,041 1,089 1,273 1,074 1,019

Advanced degree(4)

8,480 1,323 1,345 1,546 1,335 1,274

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.

 

Last Modified Date: January 18, 2019