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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 demographic characteristics and census region, Annual Average 2016
Selected demographic characteristics
and census region
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

51,893 $519 $708 $850 $986 $1,152 $1,356 $1,583 $1,912 $2,586

Men

29,512 567 752 926 1,088 1,265 1,500 1,774 2,160 2,903

Women

22,381 493 650 770 903 1,025 1,171 1,389 1,658 2,135

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

41,457 534 725 866 1,002 1,163 1,369 1,606 1,918 2,613

Men

23,948 577 764 941 1,115 1,283 1,519 1,812 2,193 2,908

Women

17,509 506 666 785 914 1,038 1,184 1,394 1,661 2,143

Black or African American, both sexes

5,020 447 601 728 816 936 1,063 1,251 1,539 1,997

Men

2,428 479 627 750 853 967 1,141 1,345 1,636 2,212

Women

2,593 425 582 679 780 903 1,019 1,169 1,459 1,892

Asian, both sexes

4,110 580 771 973 1,157 1,372 1,598 1,890 2,299 2,915

Men

2,421 620 854 1,071 1,270 1,537 1,841 2,056 2,500 3,124

Women

1,689 493 687 878 1,037 1,209 1,394 1,606 1,900 2,512

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,250 387 504 617 739 867 1,016 1,223 1,526 2,021

Men

3,854 394 505 621 748 900 1,083 1,316 1,627 2,188

Women

2,396 376 502 612 729 828 947 1,133 1,372 1,872

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,417 577 752 921 1,067 1,234 1,444 1,717 2,004 2,786

Midwest(2)

10,111 579 738 882 1,010 1,162 1,352 1,557 1,889 2,477

South(3)

20,120 484 643 772 915 1,045 1,230 1,470 1,849 2,464

West(4)

11,245 561 746 905 1,080 1,262 1,470 1,759 2,105 2,876

(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 demographic characteristics and census region, Annual Average 2016
Selected demographic characteristics
and census region
Standard error
First decile Second decile Third decile Fourth decile Fifth
decile
(median)
Sixth
decile
Seventh
decile
Eighth
decile
Ninth
decile

Total, both sexes

$3.45 $3.48 $2.98 $3.27 $2.61 $4.01 $6.95 $4.35 $15.72

Men

5.92 3.22 4.36 7.69 6.00 8.09 11.59 18.10 4.00

Women

3.30 3.69 3.22 4.13 4.90 5.35 6.41 13.09 19.62

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

4.90 3.13 3.38 3.68 2.91 4.95 8.24 8.22 20.47

Men

5.99 4.13 3.98 7.39 10.64 7.70 13.31 22.11 11.44

Women

3.94 4.36 5.03 4.51 5.74 7.80 7.31 14.74 21.82

Black or African American, both sexes

11.61 4.90 6.65 9.23 7.84 12.63 12.42 16.58 38.69

Men

13.92 10.21 6.47 12.48 11.46 12.19 14.81 28.35 71.85

Women

11.00 5.86 13.77 10.77 11.76 12.20 13.89 21.78 20.25

Asian, both sexes

15.40 13.99 12.36 8.52 15.25 26.29 6.78 10.37 26.84

Men

16.61 15.29 27.43 27.13 17.31 31.73 47.13 19.45 86.16

Women

11.87 18.06 21.97 19.45 41.21 19.41 41.86 12.20 72.43

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

4.75 5.00 5.28 6.17 9.97 13.47 18.18 19.92 36.88

Men

6.14 5.73 8.61 9.13 16.68 25.68 30.39 34.45 56.78

Women

9.31 9.42 7.12 9.29 14.75 13.64 13.69 21.26 44.54

Region

Northeast(1)

8.43 5.08 7.76 9.86 9.02 10.45 17.87 25.00 32.14

Midwest(2)

7.28 4.63 7.52 6.55 5.45 8.66 8.74 6.91 22.06

South(3)

3.83 4.57 4.24 4.80 6.17 7.87 10.53 15.68 18.70

West(4)

9.26 4.72 7.32 13.61 8.95 12.39 13.73 20.15 28.31

(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: January 24, 2017