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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, 2015 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

51,272 $503 $674 $818 $957 $1,130 $1,326 $1,547 $1,895 $2,506

Men

29,084 533 734 895 1,055 1,241 1,460 1,744 2,085 2,891

Women

22,188 475 626 747 864 982 1,145 1,351 1,609 2,096

White, both sexes

41,229 515 694 835 970 1,140 1,340 1,562 1,904 2,537

Men

23,786 557 746 914 1,072 1,256 1,481 1,760 2,105 2,901

Women

17,443 486 638 756 873 992 1,151 1,357 1,616 2,104

Black or African American, both sexes

5,000 411 569 660 768 900 1,045 1,233 1,488 1,901

Men

2,383 423 588 690 800 943 1,130 1,301 1,538 1,944

Women

2,617 400 530 642 748 862 985 1,161 1,440 1,875

Asian, both sexes

3,893 552 748 934 1,126 1,325 1,531 1,856 2,124 2,883

Men

2,288 601 831 1,031 1,229 1,445 1,728 1,911 2,305 3,086

Women

1,605 491 669 832 965 1,136 1,333 1,549 1,897 2,384

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,982 379 497 614 731 853 997 1,174 1,450 1,954

Men

3,620 388 502 616 740 881 1,037 1,247 1,528 2,087

Women

2,361 361 486 610 717 818 944 1,114 1,350 1,760

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, 2015 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

$2.43 $3.20 $3.56 $2.78 $3.42 $6.58 $4.03 $2.75 $15.39

Men

6.08 3.31 5.03 5.51 4.89 6.66 6.52 12.86 13.51

Women

4.16 2.98 2.58 3.78 4.65 3.69 5.80 10.49 17.97

White, both sexes

3.54 3.98 3.19 3.35 2.93 4.68 5.36 3.18 16.89

Men

6.60 3.40 5.32 7.21 5.29 8.28 9.45 14.38 10.40

Women

4.32 3.46 2.89 4.37 5.52 4.14 6.18 11.71 21.79

Black or African American, both sexes

6.59 10.06 8.43 6.01 10.74 13.73 13.79 16.47 8.29

Men

14.49 5.47 20.39 11.79 13.13 16.15 32.29 14.23 60.63

Women

8.60 12.25 10.06 7.20 13.17 15.29 11.97 17.99 27.55

Asian, both sexes

17.88 9.48 11.28 13.28 28.22 16.06 23.08 41.11 47.07

Men

14.07 24.61 23.33 26.95 20.97 43.00 7.97 11.30 77.44

Women

16.17 17.36 20.14 16.36 12.00 31.53 19.06 11.19 73.92

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5.23 5.47 5.41 7.18 10.02 12.17 17.15 16.33 27.67

Men

5.91 6.08 7.00 9.60 15.08 16.84 15.24 22.28 50.37

Women

9.32 11.06 8.12 12.71 14.49 13.52 23.94 18.51 64.43

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 28, 2016