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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, 2nd 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

51,866 $507 $669 $805 $948 $1,110 $1,289 $1,525 $1,883 $2,490

Men

29,593 540 726 877 1,038 1,219 1,423 1,674 2,049 2,879

Women

22,274 475 631 745 858 971 1,134 1,336 1,575 2,029

White, both sexes

41,705 522 691 831 962 1,128 1,319 1,538 1,890 2,505

Men

24,171 567 742 906 1,057 1,241 1,446 1,725 2,083 2,887

Women

17,534 489 643 754 865 977 1,139 1,340 1,573 2,075

Black or African American, both sexes

5,241 402 582 662 755 886 1,044 1,239 1,507 1,904

Men

2,547 405 591 672 762 885 1,074 1,259 1,513 1,918

Women

2,694 400 571 653 745 886 1,018 1,214 1,494 1,897

Asian, both sexes

3,824 522 721 897 1,062 1,241 1,460 1,781 2,152 2,895

Men

2,270 580 750 1,012 1,161 1,371 1,620 1,903 2,306 3,088

Women

1,553 488 672 795 925 1,061 1,248 1,477 1,889 2,380

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,277 377 498 616 729 849 980 1,170 1,458 1,983

Men

3,804 397 504 613 729 866 1,018 1,249 1,544 2,153

Women

2,474 344 475 621 728 838 941 1,073 1,354 1,728

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, 2nd 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

$4.84 $5.31 $7.62 $5.27 $9.64 $12.84 $12.01 $8.42 $24.35

Men

10.85 7.69 9.48 9.41 14.33 12.45 11.65 24.91 33.30

Women

7.68 5.48 4.21 6.24 7.49 7.86 7.35 16.50 26.91

White, both sexes

7.24 7.63 6.06 5.68 7.76 12.35 11.55 7.45 29.86

Men

11.34 6.60 10.67 10.31 9.73 15.08 14.11 25.00 27.27

Women

8.57 6.15 4.64 6.62 9.11 7.92 7.41 16.38 28.37

Black or African American, both sexes

12.21 8.04 11.20 8.08 21.90 28.89 27.02 26.26 10.62

Men

16.32 11.09 23.81 9.93 37.80 60.58 56.66 28.90 119.61

Women

17.33 20.28 14.56 12.68 24.59 26.92 25.18 47.63 10.91

Asian, both sexes

27.31 18.88 26.82 27.72 22.33 27.72 25.93 22.64 47.96

Men

27.81 22.64 27.76 17.31 37.53 17.31 16.19 14.13 93.91

Women

21.03 31.41 42.34 28.85 48.11 28.85 26.98 23.55 205.90

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

9.43 10.38 8.87 12.53 19.37 12.53 11.72 10.23 68.98

Men

10.19 10.11 10.42 17.35 37.18 17.35 17.35 14.17 106.53

Women

12.84 27.76 16.95 17.28 18.90 17.28 17.28 14.11 131.93

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: July 21, 2015