Research series on deciles of usual weekly earnings of nonhourly full-time workers


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Deciles of usual weekly earnings of nonhourly full-time workers by selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages
Sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Number of workers (in thousands) Upper limit of:
First decile Second decile Third decile Fourth decile Fifth decile (median) Sixth decile Seventh decile Eighth decile Ninth decile

Total, both sexes

48,876 $490 $645 $773 $921 $1,065 $1,248 $1,478 $1,828 $2,349

Men

27,685 510 700 855 1,002 1,174 1,406 1,657 1,979 2,712

Women

21,190 465 607 727 832 946 1,095 1,264 1,519 1,940

White, both sexes

39,606 501 662 796 936 1,088 1,262 1,498 1,855 2,401

Men

22,816 523 725 875 1,025 1,207 1,426 1,681 2,003 2,803

Women

16,790 478 617 736 843 955 1,104 1,267 1,528 1,957

Black or African American, both sexes

4,688 403 536 629 741 848 969 1,162 1,427 1,862

Men

2,216 405 550 646 753 878 991 1,204 1,533 1,914

Women

2,472 400 529 618 731 822 950 1,141 1,347 1,734

Asian, both sexes

3,500 507 720 892 1,056 1,247 1,462 1,739 1,980 2,616

Men

2,071 575 774 977 1,170 1,400 1,640 1,889 2,121 2,890

Women

1,430 475 640 775 924 1,077 1,244 1,451 1,745 2,246

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,487 356 465 586 691 795 933 1,126 1,380 1,869

Men

3,322 364 456 582 688 812 965 1,186 1,494 1,911

Women

2,165 344 476 594 695 773 892 1,013 1,216 1,598

NOTE: The deciles shown divide nonhourly full-time workers into 10 groups of approximately equal size. The dollar values from left to right represent the upper earnings limit of the lowest earning 10 percent of workers, the lowest earning 20 percent of workers, the lowest earning 30 percent of workers, and so forth. For example, about 10 percent of workers earn less than the upper limit of the first decile, while about 90 percent of workers earn more than that value. The fifth decile is the median, or the midpoint in the earnings distribution, with half of workers having earnings above the median and the other half having earnings below the median. Data exclude all self-employed workers, whether or not their businesses are incorporated, and all unpaid family workers. 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.

Standard error of deciles of usual weekly earnings of nonhourly full-time workers by selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages
Sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity Standard error
First decile Second decile Third decile Fourth decile Fifth decile (median) Sixth decile Seventh decile Eighth decile Ninth decile

Total, both sexes

$2.41 $2.82 $2.87 $3.08 $4.62 $3.83 $3.58 $10.16 $13.67

Men

3.85 5.39 4.48 5.41 6.63 7.82 7.32 12.00 31.09

Women

4.33 2.42 3.12 4.02 3.68 7.97 7.46 8.21 12.18

White, both sexes

2.72 3.31 4.33 2.97 6.22 5.12 4.79 9.37 15.55

Men

6.12 4.68 5.06 6.07 9.47 7.47 6.99 17.63 28.81

Women

4.39 2.80 2.78 4.06 3.99 8.42 7.87 8.94 14.26

Black or African American, both sexes

5.40 8.37 6.39 5.36 9.53 9.85 9.22 20.66 29.23

Men

7.25 16.44 10.57 8.53 14.16 18.61 17.41 18.82 33.77

Women

7.70 9.02 6.95 6.92 13.49 13.59 12.72 16.43 50.47

Asian, both sexes

9.88 12.32 13.40 18.50 13.37 18.50 17.31 15.11 59.49

Men

25.30 23.15 18.27 29.60 33.57 29.60 27.69 24.17 33.78

Women

16.66 20.49 23.24 15.18 31.27 15.18 14.20 12.40 68.95

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

8.16 8.33 5.26 10.76 11.30 10.76 10.06 8.78 30.00

Men

9.14 11.69 6.59 14.21 15.13 14.21 14.21 11.61 28.72

Women

12.51 10.86 8.34 15.73 10.31 15.73 15.73 12.85 44.37

NOTE: The deciles shown divide nonhourly full-time workers into 10 groups of approximately equal size. The dollar values from left to right represent the standard error of the upper earnings limit of the lowest earning 10 percent of workers, the lowest earning 20 percent of workers, the lowest earning 30 percent of workers, and so forth. Data exclude all self-employed workers, whether or not their businesses are incorporated, and all unpaid family workers. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

 

Last Modified Date: February 27, 2015