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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 2015 averages
Selected characteristics 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

51,640 $509 $692 $838 $972 $1,146 $1,359 $1,591 $1,910 $2,577

Men

29,218 563 746 907 1,082 1,272 1,508 1,823 2,124 2,905

Women

22,422 477 634 760 889 1,012 1,161 1,391 1,654 2,117

White, both sexes

41,336 518 710 847 985 1,154 1,376 1,630 1,923 2,623

Men

23,804 576 753 918 1,100 1,308 1,533 1,860 2,216 2,919

Women

17,532 485 644 768 892 1,021 1,166 1,402 1,665 2,175

Black or African American, both sexes

4,989 437 577 660 793 931 1,088 1,261 1,468 1,879

Men

2,369 486 597 699 824 959 1,161 1,343 1,534 1,902

Women

2,620 408 517 642 755 910 1,028 1,176 1,428 1,835

Asian, both sexes

4,103 596 804 970 1,142 1,356 1,568 1,868 2,248 2,885

Men

2,376 641 906 1,092 1,249 1,483 1,770 1,919 2,316 3,134

Women

1,727 513 711 888 1,000 1,156 1,420 1,615 1,900 2,417

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5,842 402 545 668 772 914 1,048 1,226 1,473 1,995

Men

3,598 399 555 678 781 942 1,084 1,303 1,608 2,100

Women

2,245 404 527 648 762 873 1,005 1,147 1,356 1,749

Region

Northeast (1)

10,436 524 725 880 1,036 1,207 1,445 1,673 1,976 2,879

Midwest (2)

10,406 572 734 867 994 1,154 1,360 1,564 1,902 2,469

South (3)

19,716 479 633 768 913 1,054 1,242 1,508 1,866 2,418

West (4)

11,082 560 731 887 1,050 1,229 1,453 1,752 2,062 2,807

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) The South region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) The West region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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. Data refer to place of residence.


Standard error of deciles of usual weekly earnings of nonhourly full-time workers by selected characteristics, 4th quarter 2015 averages
Selected characteristics Standard error
First decile Second decile Third decile Fourth decile Fifth decile (median) Sixth decile Seventh decile Eighth decile Ninth decile

Total, both sexes

$5.34 $6.31 $5.25 $6.01 $4.50 $8.60 $13.52 $4.60 $28.15

Men

11.27 5.47 8.75 14.89 16.38 14.71 23.83 35.75 18.95

Women

7.92 6.05 5.89 8.01 9.66 6.13 16.66 19.47 34.53

White, both sexes

8.30 6.79 5.47 7.71 5.13 10.85 15.11 15.73 42.83

Men

13.03 5.71 9.86 17.31 21.19 13.19 16.65 43.68 33.60

Women

9.24 7.08 6.97 9.26 10.61 7.82 19.15 25.32 40.39

Black or African American, both sexes

15.85 14.22 13.52 16.20 14.40 43.58 23.20 25.88 21.76

Men

11.70 9.48 48.22 32.88 26.57 20.89 30.79 33.14 19.77

Women

19.46 13.24 16.24 26.34 22.36 27.06 35.21 34.89 70.31

Asian, both sexes

15.12 34.87 16.64 12.05 29.90 33.39 23.57 96.75 48.87

Men

38.12 27.46 41.92 50.53 44.45 43.84 65.81 53.37 313.55

Women

59.40 34.06 30.98 40.56 22.10 98.60 65.82 26.44 105.39

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

10.09 24.22 18.32 15.73 21.57 18.59 36.72 35.00 67.27

Men

19.45 28.90 18.67 24.88 21.46 36.67 57.59 62.13 104.00

Women

10.01 32.26 31.10 19.01 23.99 37.17 16.52 24.07 116.80

Region

Northeast (1)

21.10 11.47 12.96 19.02 30.58 17.06 33.09 40.05 74.35

Midwest (2)

18.65 9.44 10.18 14.68 11.73 16.79 20.56 9.10 58.53

South (3)

8.11 8.00 7.11 10.34 12.41 15.96 17.64 17.24 37.52

West (4)

17.26 10.02 14.45 18.55 20.90 20.43 18.97 36.76 55.81

Footnotes:
(1) The Northeast region includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
(2) The Midwest region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
(3) The South region includes Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia.
(4) The West region includes Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

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. Data refer to place of residence.

 

Last Modified Date: April 28, 2016