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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, 2014 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

49,920 $495 $656 $788 $933 $1,083 $1,258 $1,497 $1,846 $2,392

Men

28,117 516 713 865 1,017 1,189 1,418 1,663 1,991 2,701

Women

21,803 471 615 736 843 962 1,121 1,275 1,544 1,971

White, both sexes

40,214 508 674 812 950 1,113 1,274 1,522 1,873 2,416

Men

23,094 536 731 886 1,038 1,225 1,438 1,697 2,012 2,730

Women

17,119 482 627 746 855 973 1,132 1,298 1,547 1,981

Black or African American, both sexes

4,842 407 541 641 749 861 989 1,152 1,436 1,854

Men

2,251 400 569 682 770 901 1,047 1,235 1,517 1,908

Women

2,591 411 527 620 729 829 957 1,097 1,329 1,750

Asian, both sexes

3,702 518 736 898 1,072 1,250 1,474 1,751 2,051 2,718

Men

2,151 592 809 987 1,176 1,396 1,636 1,898 2,286 2,920

Women

1,551 481 656 781 939 1,093 1,269 1,527 1,767 2,299

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,693 372 482 595 700 810 942 1,142 1,412 1,882

Men

3,444 377 483 594 709 828 978 1,201 1,532 1,986

Women

2,248 357 481 596 689 787 901 1,042 1,257 1,608

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, 2014 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

$2.28 $2.87 $3.58 $2.94 $5.17 $3.58 $3.35 $9.99 $13.41

Men

4.51 4.66 4.38 5.12 8.05 6.99 6.54 12.71 30.01

Women

4.33 2.51 2.49 3.54 3.78 5.82 5.45 5.54 17.20

White, both sexes

2.80 3.55 3.96 3.18 5.50 6.46 6.05 6.25 15.61

Men

6.74 3.97 5.34 5.84 7.92 6.78 6.34 14.16 28.73

Women

4.58 3.39 2.83 3.89 4.78 4.68 4.38 6.35 19.60

Black or African American, both sexes

5.78 12.40 8.18 5.27 8.56 11.52 10.77 15.74 29.04

Men

10.07 18.76 13.16 9.50 14.33 17.35 16.23 26.59 31.57

Women

6.67 11.19 6.02 8.21 12.39 9.28 8.68 41.40 36.93

Asian, both sexes

15.96 7.96 15.16 20.83 13.00 20.83 19.49 17.01 67.85

Men

12.28 22.55 22.60 22.06 25.72 22.06 20.63 18.01 66.23

Women

15.89 17.26 18.61 14.64 37.36 14.64 13.69 11.95 56.76

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6.23 5.32 5.53 10.59 10.32 10.59 9.91 8.65 17.10

Men

6.43 6.03 7.64 15.56 14.01 15.56 15.56 12.71 51.61

Women

12.12 10.23 7.57 13.38 13.80 13.38 13.38 10.93 40.71

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: January 30, 2015