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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 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

52,391 $515 $707 $849 $991 $1,153 $1,348 $1,567 $1,907 $2,592

Men

29,726 576 752 936 1,107 1,260 1,479 1,748 2,110 2,898

Women

22,665 483 647 770 898 1,023 1,167 1,386 1,664 2,176

White, both sexes

41,830 533 724 864 1,003 1,161 1,356 1,573 1,912 2,606

Men

23,996 581 763 950 1,126 1,269 1,493 1,753 2,118 2,902

Women

17,834 502 661 780 905 1,030 1,171 1,379 1,661 2,180

Black or African American, both sexes

4,982 459 619 744 846 971 1,133 1,338 1,576 2,068

Men

2,429 491 650 762 873 1,040 1,180 1,422 1,735 2,158

Women

2,553 419 589 726 825 931 1,035 1,191 1,494 1,903

Asian, both sexes

4,290 518 748 963 1,150 1,351 1,559 1,880 2,297 2,915

Men

2,552 617 835 1,089 1,253 1,463 1,749 2,016 2,498 3,110

Women

1,738 412 624 840 1,034 1,162 1,399 1,565 1,898 2,487

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,165 371 486 613 733 862 1,004 1,204 1,478 1,999

Men

3,777 379 492 626 749 918 1,089 1,260 1,556 2,051

Women

2,388 356 473 602 705 803 914 1,118 1,367 1,881

Region

Northeast (1)

10,431 581 760 927 1,072 1,212 1,406 1,648 1,941 2,694

Midwest (2)

10,210 556 732 885 1,019 1,173 1,374 1,560 1,888 2,490

South (3)

20,143 483 644 771 923 1,052 1,231 1,461 1,834 2,476

West (4)

11,606 541 742 893 1,066 1,248 1,439 1,733 2,083 2,884

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, 2nd 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

$5.95 $6.53 $5.72 $6.29 $4.54 $7.58 $10.19 $5.68 $29.13

Men

10.43 5.77 6.79 13.72 7.13 14.00 9.53 28.74 7.71

Women

6.45 6.65 6.04 7.37 8.81 7.79 12.56 26.18 34.71

White, both sexes

9.17 6.00 6.47 6.77 5.13 8.30 12.52 11.31 35.17

Men

10.28 7.33 7.30 12.48 12.48 14.84 10.81 34.91 8.59

Women

6.72 7.31 7.99 8.10 10.38 10.88 13.68 28.14 38.58

Black or African American, both sexes

16.31 14.28 10.34 16.02 16.94 13.29 57.78 42.38 70.21

Men

16.15 18.99 14.21 31.64 56.59 58.21 46.97 65.48 116.03

Women

16.47 18.91 18.71 20.39 22.70 25.84 33.10 23.99 84.05

Asian, both sexes

33.99 16.82 20.66 16.19 20.16 26.61 18.72 16.81 44.82

Men

24.77 44.31 46.80 16.47 60.24 35.96 119.73 123.54 109.68

Women

19.11 29.32 39.75 23.90 38.74 26.06 89.34 18.88 271.85

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

10.68 10.31 10.05 11.82 17.17 27.20 34.93 45.42 67.15

Men

12.06 11.90 18.20 16.39 30.33 45.90 30.38 30.05 94.52

Women

15.95 20.45 11.51 26.57 25.25 17.58 41.20 31.60 60.42

Region

Northeast (1)

14.75 10.02 15.01 16.16 20.65 21.88 22.85 30.68 67.19

Midwest (2)

20.80 10.44 13.74 13.43 17.06 19.04 15.73 11.02 66.61

South (3)

7.16 7.90 7.76 9.08 11.37 15.48 17.58 30.82 40.63

West (4)

17.31 7.90 14.35 20.41 12.56 23.49 38.40 32.53 31.42

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: July 19, 2016