HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
54. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and selected characteristics, 2017 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

113,272 $860 $1,061 $1,145 $1,054 $793

16 to 24 years

10,281 519 614 613 614 510

25 to 54 years

79,507 892 1,068 1,154 1,060 828

25 to 34 years

28,196 773 924 956 920 732

35 to 44 years

25,662 964 1,147 1,346 1,135 892

45 to 54 years

25,650 977 1,160 1,210 1,156 911

55 years and over

23,483 962 1,176 1,274 1,169 894

55 to 64 years

19,157 974 1,191 1,303 1,175 905

65 years and over

4,327 909 1,145 1,139 1,145 833

Men, 16 years and over

62,980 941 1,168 1,239 1,161 882

16 to 24 years

5,791 547 656 677 653 531

25 to 54 years

44,344 977 1,177 1,260 1,167 917

55 years and over

12,845 1,084 1,302 1,356 1,293 1,013

Women, 16 years and over

50,291 770 974 965 975 706

16 to 24 years

4,490 499 590 - 594 486

25 to 54 years

35,163 801 977 955 979 733

55 years and over

10,638 843 1,103 1,167 1,099 767

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

87,730 890 1,092 1,150 1,087 818

Men

50,003 971 1,192 1,230 1,186 908

Women

37,727 795 999 983 1,000 721

Black or African American, 16 years and over

14,521 682 829 983 821 648

Men

6,928 710 913 1,151 887 678

Women

7,593 657 776 768 777 622

Asian, 16 years and over

7,320 1,043 1,240 1,414 1,208 997

Men

4,014 1,207 1,389 1,472 1,354 1,163

Women

3,306 903 1,106 1,280 1,100 846

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

19,615 655 872 927 866 621

Men

11,896 690 935 1,023 920 664

Women

7,719 603 815 772 821 569

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

102,991 907 1,096 1,175 1,087 843

Less than a high school diploma

7,038 520 654 - 656 514

High school graduates, no college(3)

26,011 712 812 892 804 699

Some college or associate degree

27,387 798 875 943 867 773

Some college, no degree

16,008 774 847 929 837 758

Associate degree

11,379 836 900 958 894 805

Bachelor's degree and higher

42,555 1,279 1,327 1,530 1,302 1,261

Bachelor's degree only

26,456 1,173 1,192 1,405 1,169 1,168

Advanced degree(4)

16,099 1,470 1,447 1,737 1,431 1,498

Men, 25 years and over

57,190 996 1,204 1,274 1,192 938

Less than a high school diploma

4,781 584 741 - 757 575

High school graduates, no college(3)

15,980 797 945 961 942 775

Some college or associate degree

14,541 917 1,015 1,121 1,006 889

Some college, no degree

8,832 886 988 1,105 977 856

Associate degree

5,709 978 1,062 1,138 1,053 944

Bachelor's degree and higher

21,887 1,481 1,547 1,698 1,528 1,456

Bachelor's degree only

13,908 1,378 1,417 1,565 1,390 1,367

Advanced degree(4)

7,980 1,737 1,748 1,885 1,734 1,731

Women, 25 years and over

45,801 810 1,000 987 1,001 741

Less than a high school diploma

2,257 447 479 - 476 445

High school graduates, no college(3)

10,031 610 621 708 615 609

Some college or associate degree

12,846 700 746 753 745 686

Some college, no degree

7,176 680 695 763 686 677

Associate degree

5,670 727 787 744 793 701

Bachelor's degree and higher

20,668 1,131 1,185 1,306 1,176 1,058

Bachelor's degree only

12,548 1,013 1,083 1,206 1,075 982

Advanced degree(4)

8,119 1,291 1,314 1,481 1,304 1,266

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: February 8, 2018