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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
54. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and selected characteristics, 2020 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

110,387 $984 $1,189 $1,307 $1,177 $913

16 to 24 years

9,364 606 690 711 685 599

25 to 54 years

77,117 1,018 1,199 1,318 1,188 955

25 to 34 years

27,661 904 1,047 1,088 1,041 854

35 to 44 years

25,641 1,106 1,295 1,490 1,274 1,016

45 to 54 years

23,814 1,129 1,338 1,454 1,327 1,037

55 years and over

23,906 1,076 1,302 1,466 1,278 997

55 to 64 years

19,017 1,096 1,311 1,482 1,286 1,013

65 years and over

4,890 999 1,261 1,338 1,258 923

Men, 16 years and over

60,911 1,082 1,341 1,451 1,332 1,002

16 to 24 years

5,191 622 719 758 714 613

25 to 54 years

42,596 1,129 1,352 1,471 1,341 1,047

55 years and over

13,123 1,204 1,438 1,655 1,421 1,143

Women, 16 years and over

49,476 891 1,094 1,171 1,088 806

16 to 24 years

4,172 589 656 - 655 580

25 to 54 years

34,521 925 1,103 1,153 1,099 847

55 years and over

10,783 944 1,166 1,337 1,155 859

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

85,142 1,003 1,214 1,334 1,204 930

Men

48,051 1,110 1,365 1,458 1,357 1,019

Women

37,091 905 1,111 1,171 1,105 814

Black or African American, 16 years and over

14,044 794 982 1,061 973 754

Men

6,709 830 1,051 1,065 1,045 786

Women

7,335 764 928 1,054 919 724

Asian, 16 years and over

7,353 1,310 1,483 1,840 1,451 1,239

Men

4,084 1,447 1,642 2,083 1,576 1,409

Women

3,269 1,143 1,380 1,544 1,374 1,039

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

19,558 758 1,034 1,008 1,038 721

Men

11,695 797 1,135 1,053 1,144 765

Women

7,863 705 954 888 959 668

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

101,024 1,029 1,222 1,353 1,210 965

Less than a high school diploma

5,699 619 772 - 774 611

High school graduates, no college(3)

24,153 781 908 1,001 901 765

Some college or associate degree

25,413 903 985 1,036 979 876

Some college, no degree

14,331 877 958 1,035 942 857

Associate degree

11,082 938 1,009 1,036 1,007 903

Bachelor's degree and higher

45,759 1,421 1,446 1,736 1,426 1,405

Bachelor's degree only

27,904 1,305 1,313 1,632 1,267 1,302

Advanced degree(4)

17,854 1,624 1,570 1,881 1,554 1,664

Men, 25 years and over

55,720 1,144 1,370 1,499 1,359 1,073

Less than a high school diploma

3,870 674 904 - 910 660

High school graduates, no college(3)

15,013 881 1,052 1,076 1,048 851

Some college or associate degree

13,736 1,027 1,139 1,135 1,140 997

Some college, no degree

8,091 995 1,115 1,126 1,113 967

Associate degree

5,645 1,096 1,159 1,142 1,162 1,057

Bachelor's degree and higher

23,100 1,644 1,738 1,900 1,710 1,607

Bachelor's degree only

14,557 1,504 1,567 1,823 1,537 1,478

Advanced degree(4)

8,543 1,890 1,881 2,104 1,866 1,895

Women, 25 years and over

45,304 929 1,119 1,190 1,112 850

Less than a high school diploma

1,829 525 609 - 603 521

High school graduates, no college(3)

9,140 671 710 767 708 666

Some college or associate degree

11,677 779 829 928 821 759

Some college, no degree

6,240 750 766 896 754 746

Associate degree

5,437 809 883 952 876 779

Bachelor's degree and higher

22,658 1,239 1,291 1,467 1,276 1,185

Bachelor's degree only

13,347 1,135 1,161 1,403 1,149 1,118

Advanced degree(4)

9,311 1,426 1,423 1,596 1,418 1,429

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 22, 2021