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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, 3rd quarter 2016 averages
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

51,881 $522 $709 $842 $982 $1,151 $1,362 $1,596 $1,906 $2,510

Men

30,047 556 749 913 1,069 1,258 1,489 1,774 2,099 2,888

Women

21,834 504 652 766 897 1,019 1,182 1,408 1,687 2,116

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

41,404 531 723 854 993 1,157 1,369 1,607 1,907 2,514

Men

24,357 572 755 923 1,080 1,264 1,502 1,777 2,098 2,888

Women

17,047 509 661 776 908 1,030 1,186 1,406 1,673 2,116

Black or African American, both sexes

5,115 448 600 729 802 932 1,052 1,259 1,538 2,015

Men

2,527 431 613 751 855 981 1,136 1,304 1,574 2,269

Women

2,588 462 591 695 763 883 1,001 1,205 1,526 1,912

Asian, both sexes

3,975 599 828 1,005 1,227 1,428 1,657 1,898 2,296 2,900

Men

2,379 621 903 1,120 1,344 1,574 1,862 2,091 2,501 3,625

Women

1,596 523 717 900 1,084 1,260 1,434 1,670 1,909 2,321

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,676 394 504 613 733 856 1,007 1,206 1,542 1,973

Men

4,175 395 498 612 729 881 1,046 1,291 1,638 2,095

Women

2,501 393 515 615 737 826 952 1,127 1,417 1,875

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,379 562 743 904 1,053 1,231 1,446 1,741 1,992 2,882

Midwest(2)

9,727 577 734 866 1,006 1,161 1,357 1,546 1,871 2,394

South(3)

20,467 488 646 769 910 1,044 1,231 1,488 1,863 2,409

West(4)

11,308 587 756 904 1,063 1,268 1,480 1,745 2,083 2,688

(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, 3rd quarter 2016 averages
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

$6.65 $6.49 $5.79 $5.71 $5.44 $7.76 $14.48 $4.69 $29.73

Men

11.23 5.44 8.94 12.34 9.98 15.77 18.64 17.79 26.84

Women

5.94 6.45 4.54 8.24 9.69 12.70 11.87 21.44 35.25

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

9.07 6.08 6.41 6.43 5.87 9.27 16.37 5.17 37.47

Men

12.69 6.17 9.66 14.17 14.38 17.97 20.49 19.30 31.74

Women

7.35 7.21 7.60 8.81 11.23 14.98 13.67 26.17 38.45

Black or African American, both sexes

22.57 9.65 9.14 18.13 15.88 22.23 29.94 28.96 51.19

Men

29.47 16.12 12.31 21.72 18.23 24.53 43.72 95.11 126.32

Women

25.79 11.21 20.93 9.11 23.74 26.84 32.84 36.51 52.21

Asian, both sexes

13.22 28.68 27.42 50.97 33.73 34.80 12.86 14.58 16.45

Men

42.16 30.24 28.26 27.58 43.61 34.85 28.60 35.23 361.86

Women

53.86 32.30 44.62 87.78 24.88 41.70 62.44 28.27 71.73

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

8.53 7.33 9.56 9.58 24.18 15.52 31.32 30.99 43.04

Men

9.99 9.00 12.58 16.93 28.66 36.80 58.91 58.25 89.85

Women

15.40 12.06 13.96 9.91 33.03 28.68 33.28 49.83 35.74

REGION

Northeast(1)

16.06 8.11 14.40 22.98 18.37 18.59 18.43 49.95 76.27

Midwest(2)

13.90 8.01 15.21 11.16 10.69 15.95 17.76 20.16 46.26

South(3)

5.86 8.74 6.53 10.27 10.91 14.75 22.41 14.55 42.78

West(4)

10.46 8.63 11.00 21.78 23.40 24.35 17.74 34.40 75.41

(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: October 20, 2016