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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 2016 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

52,224 $512 $688 $837 $972 $1,141 $1,339 $1,564 $1,905 $2,523

Men

29,200 553 745 918 1,076 1,263 1,500 1,773 2,186 2,903

Women

23,024 486 634 760 889 1,012 1,154 1,353 1,607 2,101

White, both sexes

41,797 522 711 855 992 1,153 1,355 1,575 1,914 2,600

Men

23,785 562 757 934 1,109 1,276 1,513 1,827 2,221 2,910

Women

18,012 499 657 773 903 1,029 1,165 1,369 1,615 2,106

Black or African American, both sexes

5,230 461 591 699 802 924 1,045 1,241 1,563 1,985

Men

2,503 498 636 749 849 960 1,101 1,359 1,663 2,291

Women

2,727 433 552 622 766 878 998 1,148 1,413 1,875

Asian, both sexes

3,984 559 751 962 1,151 1,383 1,595 1,885 2,285 2,906

Men

2,295 630 862 1,058 1,374 1,568 1,847 1,979 2,421 2,966

Women

1,689 467 661 833 1,003 1,153 1,351 1,548 1,897 2,695

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,129 383 504 609 733 855 1,024 1,225 1,520 2,092

Men

3,646 386 505 611 747 891 1,131 1,337 1,625 2,288

Women

2,484 379 502 606 710 809 940 1,127 1,352 1,891

Region

Northeast (1)

10,648 578 746 921 1,053 1,211 1,440 1,694 2,012 2,714

Midwest (2)

10,467 577 730 864 988 1,141 1,312 1,541 1,887 2,483

South (3)

20,299 485 632 769 909 1,044 1,225 1,465 1,829 2,477

West (4)

10,811 511 710 869 1,052 1,243 1,436 1,730 2,060 2,720

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, 1st quarter 2016 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

$5.11 $6.85 $5.67 $5.52 $4.84 $8.36 $9.35 $5.56 $27.85

Men

10.91 6.27 8.86 13.68 12.57 15.23 23.37 35.80 6.78

Women

6.25 6.39 5.14 7.47 8.19 6.19 11.02 16.71 30.63

White, both sexes

7.60 7.43 6.20 7.48 5.20 8.50 11.95 14.00 34.77

Men

11.68 7.83 7.11 14.45 20.75 14.87 27.57 34.22 21.46

Women

6.82 7.26 6.83 8.43 9.94 7.55 13.01 18.95 37.83

Black or African American, both sexes

17.90 7.28 27.93 16.49 15.26 21.34 21.03 34.29 45.21

Men

13.51 18.57 10.17 26.51 17.38 52.70 26.21 52.51 139.32

Women

15.86 25.74 12.22 19.95 21.15 23.87 15.28 67.25 74.04

Asian, both sexes

29.97 26.02 18.42 17.25 31.55 53.22 10.93 50.01 16.28

Men

26.40 22.14 56.75 55.19 35.47 30.94 89.55 87.18 97.51

Women

28.78 32.69 69.78 29.01 17.43 19.38 28.67 22.25 256.34

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

8.12 9.43 8.19 11.27 18.55 33.70 30.13 37.01 81.80

Men

10.45 10.86 11.38 14.59 36.00 27.01 39.55 54.95 80.66

Women

13.03 17.36 11.15 20.28 23.49 25.45 24.42 57.57 83.53

Region

Northeast (1)

17.60 10.01 15.75 15.49 23.43 21.56 36.26 38.68 57.86

Midwest (2)

11.50 10.91 10.86 12.24 9.36 26.85 18.44 19.21 49.82

South (3)

6.37 8.39 7.03 8.44 12.85 16.71 19.11 32.38 27.24

West (4)

14.03 15.22 14.72 22.39 15.49 18.77 37.60 44.55 78.56

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