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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, 2019 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

117,584 $917 $1,135 $1,226 $1,129 $852

16 to 24 years

10,766 581 679 693 677 567

25 to 54 years

81,748 958 1,144 1,263 1,136 895

25 to 34 years

29,576 846 994 1,030 992 799

35 to 44 years

26,783 1,035 1,232 1,411 1,213 968

45 to 54 years

25,390 1,033 1,247 1,365 1,238 963

55 years and over

25,070 1,001 1,237 1,301 1,233 935

55 to 64 years

20,065 1,017 1,243 1,394 1,236 953

65 years and over

5,004 936 1,173 1,030 1,203 858

Men, 16 years and over

65,007 1,007 1,254 1,374 1,243 945

16 to 24 years

5,936 607 716 759 709 599

25 to 54 years

45,347 1,045 1,262 1,433 1,244 987

55 years and over

13,724 1,150 1,384 1,387 1,383 1,083

Women, 16 years and over

52,577 821 1,029 1,016 1,029 749

16 to 24 years

4,830 540 644 622 647 520

25 to 54 years

36,401 864 1,049 1,031 1,050 783

55 years and over

11,346 868 1,113 1,202 1,105 794

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

90,194 945 1,156 1,232 1,151 877

Men

51,110 1,036 1,290 1,389 1,274 974

Women

39,084 840 1,047 1,013 1,050 759

Black or African American, 16 years and over

15,460 735 903 971 896 701

Men

7,378 769 982 1,048 968 739

Women

8,081 704 866 895 862 667

Asian, 16 years and over

7,898 1,174 1,430 1,713 1,396 1,131

Men

4,334 1,336 1,548 1,868 1,469 1,272

Women

3,563 1,025 1,361 1,399 1,357 938

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

21,227 706 960 950 960 678

Men

12,611 747 1,054 1,107 1,048 718

Women

8,616 642 859 768 872 610

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

106,818 969 1,160 1,267 1,152 904

Less than a high school diploma

7,011 592 712 751 709 585

High school graduates, no college(3)

26,756 746 853 898 846 733

Some college or associate degree

27,279 856 927 977 921 830

Some college, no degree

15,581 833 904 972 894 815

Associate degree

11,698 887 950 983 947 858

Bachelor's degree and higher

45,772 1,367 1,393 1,663 1,370 1,354

Bachelor's degree only

28,313 1,248 1,253 1,565 1,228 1,246

Advanced degree(4)

17,460 1,567 1,539 1,854 1,520 1,595

Men, 25 years and over

59,070 1,070 1,289 1,418 1,270 1,004

Less than a high school diploma

4,749 644 802 832 801 632

High school graduates, no college(3)

16,428 844 1,004 997 1,006 818

Some college or associate degree

14,648 991 1,092 1,183 1,083 961

Some college, no degree

8,698 967 1,080 1,203 1,062 939

Associate degree

5,950 1,023 1,102 1,149 1,098 996

Bachelor's degree and higher

23,246 1,573 1,651 1,890 1,610 1,551

Bachelor's degree only

14,731 1,442 1,461 1,767 1,422 1,435

Advanced degree(4)

8,515 1,878 1,885 2,024 1,874 1,871

Women, 25 years and over

47,747 865 1,060 1,073 1,059 786

Less than a high school diploma

2,262 494 519 - 515 493

High school graduates, no college(3)

10,328 633 664 689 661 629

Some college or associate degree

12,631 737 786 807 784 722

Some college, no degree

6,883 717 731 742 731 714

Associate degree

5,748 763 829 849 828 734

Bachelor's degree and higher

22,526 1,195 1,256 1,401 1,249 1,153

Bachelor's degree only

13,582 1,100 1,145 1,364 1,135 1,066

Advanced degree(4)

8,944 1,365 1,369 1,525 1,366 1,360

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, 2020