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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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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, 4th quarter 2014 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

49,462 $494 $662 $800 $942 $1,106 $1,267 $1,518 $1,868 $2,406

Men

28,024 517 715 873 1,023 1,201 1,416 1,683 2,016 2,701

Women

21,438 461 616 744 857 981 1,138 1,318 1,559 1,959

White, both sexes

39,890 509 689 828 963 1,131 1,295 1,538 1,884 2,476

Men

23,145 538 735 894 1,048 1,229 1,439 1,735 2,068 2,732

Women

16,745 479 638 758 875 1,001 1,151 1,331 1,565 1,986

Black or African American, both sexes

4,744 392 511 611 732 855 992 1,168 1,443 1,851

Men

2,210 387 514 620 750 891 1,055 1,265 1,549 1,916

Women

2,534 398 508 605 720 824 965 1,085 1,323 1,715

Asian, both sexes

3,550 522 730 889 1,048 1,247 1,466 1,741 2,069 2,607

Men

1,977 601 838 991 1,163 1,386 1,625 1,902 2,293 2,880

Women

1,573 436 620 761 914 1,073 1,326 1,540 1,842 2,279

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,702 362 491 605 707 818 957 1,166 1,462 1,921

Men

3,514 375 493 603 728 847 1,000 1,237 1,566 2,095

Women

2,188 340 488 608 689 777 900 1,094 1,327 1,726

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 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 persons, 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, 4th quarter 2014 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

$4.15 $6.39 $7.51 $5.81 $9.84 $8.29 $7.76 $10.67 $24.58

Men

7.90 8.61 8.28 10.11 16.56 13.36 12.50 24.03 50.18

Women

9.26 4.97 4.65 6.94 8.96 6.77 6.34 9.86 26.20

White, both sexes

5.18 7.10 6.94 6.73 6.47 14.45 13.52 8.38 21.55

Men

12.18 6.73 8.58 11.29 13.92 14.18 13.26 26.52 47.52

Women

9.47 8.44 5.43 8.00 10.71 7.31 6.84 13.23 37.25

Black or African American, both sexes

9.00 10.16 7.86 11.06 16.75 19.21 17.97 30.14 48.36

Men

12.98 17.23 17.00 21.39 29.70 46.81 43.79 59.30 68.12

Women

11.81 11.76 9.72 20.83 35.44 20.66 19.32 78.45 60.45

Asian, both sexes

36.31 17.51 28.79 29.65 25.82 29.65 27.73 24.21 91.45

Men

19.24 29.80 25.93 22.17 42.65 22.17 20.73 18.10 90.72

Women

37.82 26.58 17.51 46.26 72.32 46.26 43.27 37.77 78.90

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

11.90 9.04 9.51 19.38 18.96 19.38 18.12 15.82 59.53

Men

13.41 10.40 14.58 22.10 21.61 22.10 22.10 18.04 105.72

Women

19.13 16.84 11.47 19.38 21.69 19.38 19.38 15.83 69.64

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 persons, 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