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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, 3rd 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

51,018 $496 $671 $808 $957 $1,135 $1,330 $1,550 $1,899 $2,499

Men

29,108 518 732 890 1,059 1,243 1,452 1,738 2,080 2,878

Women

21,909 477 620 742 852 982 1,151 1,356 1,634 2,118

White, both sexes

40,847 510 687 829 971 1,146 1,345 1,567 1,907 2,520

Men

23,786 540 744 915 1,074 1,255 1,467 1,752 2,098 2,890

Women

17,061 488 632 749 866 994 1,161 1,367 1,646 2,145

Black or African American, both sexes

5,006 382 540 660 765 854 1,010 1,171 1,456 1,994

Men

2,304 378 568 679 793 925 1,104 1,273 1,549 2,176

Women

2,702 384 528 642 749 821 959 1,133 1,331 1,774

Asian, both sexes

3,889 518 749 939 1,150 1,351 1,551 1,877 2,093 2,700

Men

2,302 595 827 1,051 1,302 1,463 1,698 1,910 2,260 2,892

Women

1,587 464 652 831 996 1,149 1,345 1,621 1,909 2,424

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,881 372 484 603 720 834 1,014 1,208 1,464 1,994

Men

3,483 375 480 596 725 853 1,052 1,243 1,500 2,081

Women

2,399 366 490 614 712 798 957 1,161 1,405 1,889

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, 3rd 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

$4.36 $6.02 $6.22 $5.37 $4.95 $11.29 $10.56 $5.21 $26.41

Men

9.26 6.56 10.31 10.66 8.78 11.40 10.66 22.45 36.17

Women

7.97 5.42 4.94 8.03 9.30 6.68 6.25 23.14 37.47

White, both sexes

5.54 6.85 6.70 6.65 5.49 7.64 7.15 6.01 29.49

Men

12.65 6.68 10.71 14.16 9.47 14.20 13.28 18.74 27.29

Women

6.15 5.90 5.85 9.04 11.70 7.89 7.38 27.04 45.31

Black or African American, both sexes

12.70 16.52 26.35 9.04 16.25 23.96 22.42 36.87 83.81

Men

19.21 28.16 38.68 16.18 39.26 35.15 32.88 27.21 102.94

Women

15.89 15.82 35.22 9.36 17.18 20.89 19.54 77.65 147.11

Asian, both sexes

34.75 19.30 23.62 17.07 17.65 17.07 15.97 13.94 125.74

Men

33.89 45.37 55.34 58.44 35.54 58.44 54.66 47.71 61.19

Women

52.62 33.06 42.23 37.07 18.72 37.07 34.68 30.27 182.70

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

10.23 9.67 10.99 14.74 19.22 14.74 13.79 12.03 69.76

Men

11.44 12.82 13.63 18.63 19.24 18.63 18.63 15.21 63.54

Women

20.75 16.16 17.62 25.99 26.25 25.99 25.99 21.22 80.86

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: October 20, 2015