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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, 1st quarter 2015 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

50,563 $499 $666 $817 $951 $1,113 $1,282 $1,534 $1,884 $2,507

Men

28,417 523 732 903 1,049 1,232 1,461 1,736 2,023 2,902

Women

22,146 470 621 744 859 968 1,130 1,329 1,565 2,085

White, both sexes

41,028 510 685 834 965 1,131 1,316 1,546 1,891 2,522

Men

23,382 545 745 917 1,067 1,248 1,480 1,752 2,085 2,913

Women

17,646 481 633 752 871 980 1,138 1,330 1,568 2,076

Black or African American, both sexes

4,764 426 572 654 778 911 1,043 1,245 1,510 1,905

Men

2,311 457 590 715 858 989 1,141 1,303 1,549 1,994

Women

2,452 409 516 628 746 849 949 1,139 1,464 1,837

Asian, both sexes

3,756 538 742 907 1,095 1,261 1,499 1,823 2,178 2,906

Men

2,203 607 834 986 1,185 1,449 1,727 1,912 2,379 3,122

Women

1,553 495 650 802 932 1,124 1,272 1,467 1,878 2,312

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,925 365 482 591 693 825 954 1,138 1,384 1,894

Men

3,598 387 494 602 732 875 1,004 1,215 1,479 1,964

Women

2,327 336 446 578 652 762 875 1,019 1,248 1,662

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, 1st quarter 2015 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

$4.37 $5.95 $7.30 $5.06 $8.96 $13.92 $13.02 $7.49 $36.81

Men

10.49 7.29 8.53 10.27 10.27 12.12 11.34 25.93 32.00

Women

7.44 5.19 4.47 6.96 6.89 8.99 8.41 15.02 32.61

White, both sexes

5.76 7.78 6.72 5.75 7.18 15.71 14.70 6.03 37.71

Men

12.52 6.74 9.07 13.12 9.06 13.89 12.99 28.17 39.29

Women

8.20 6.56 5.01 7.91 8.38 8.14 7.61 18.15 32.33

Black or African American, both sexes

12.58 28.74 19.22 17.95 17.16 21.75 20.34 26.71 53.16

Men

23.20 9.25 32.60 38.15 26.38 28.82 26.96 17.79 106.95

Women

12.63 14.57 15.79 13.31 18.45 18.10 16.93 23.50 65.15

Asian, both sexes

33.40 17.41 19.90 27.03 36.11 27.03 25.28 22.07 75.21

Men

33.83 32.60 45.40 38.34 40.00 38.34 35.86 31.30 145.20

Women

38.07 20.14 57.09 35.73 31.20 35.73 33.42 29.18 17.99

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

10.80 8.55 9.34 21.08 18.33 21.08 19.71 17.21 31.05

Men

8.53 9.41 13.52 23.05 20.54 23.05 23.05 18.82 88.93

Women

11.42 24.48 16.75 18.61 18.32 18.61 18.61 15.19 118.14

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: April 28, 2015