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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, 4th 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

51,077 $534 $726 $870 $1,001 $1,165 $1,375 $1,632 $1,977 $2,711

Men

29,075 577 764 933 1,109 1,281 1,532 1,858 2,283 2,922

Women

22,002 504 672 800 928 1,047 1,209 1,410 1,688 2,275

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

40,797 556 739 891 1,022 1,197 1,409 1,662 2,002 2,740

Men

23,654 587 786 955 1,137 1,335 1,552 1,877 2,294 3,005

Women

17,143 516 691 827 937 1,060 1,230 1,424 1,726 2,252

Black or African American, both sexes

4,754 412 602 724 812 923 1,041 1,207 1,476 1,922

Men

2,251 441 614 740 839 925 1,067 1,263 1,553 2,100

Women

2,502 396 591 680 783 920 1,034 1,159 1,403 1,886

Asian, both sexes

4,191 597 783 974 1,147 1,348 1,571 1,898 2,324 3,009

Men

2,459 613 823 1,021 1,201 1,478 1,875 2,092 2,590 3,283

Women

1,731 578 745 922 1,061 1,239 1,410 1,625 1,899 2,688

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,029 402 521 640 760 892 1,033 1,256 1,541 2,097

Men

3,819 424 524 646 768 914 1,071 1,346 1,685 2,295

Women

2,210 372 512 633 750 862 974 1,150 1,362 1,749

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,208 580 765 933 1,098 1,280 1,480 1,739 2,092 2,897

Midwest(2)

10,042 594 756 911 1,028 1,174 1,360 1,579 1,908 2,505

South(3)

19,571 477 651 784 916 1,041 1,234 1,472 1,861 2,475

West(4)

11,256 588 770 947 1,136 1,317 1,536 1,874 2,282 2,902

(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, 4th 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

$8.38 $5.14 $5.52 $6.43 $5.64 $9.29 $13.92 $17.76 $39.79

Men

10.64 7.36 7.34 15.02 18.12 11.28 14.84 20.93 35.95

Women

7.83 8.02 12.94 6.33 8.46 15.15 11.27 22.84 38.15

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

9.33 4.92 6.76 7.65 12.95 11.62 15.78 30.10 40.76

Men

9.87 10.39 7.59 7.66 14.56 10.39 11.71 9.25 65.45

Women

10.44 9.15 9.97 6.56 10.37 12.64 12.92 25.57 42.68

Black or African American, both sexes

19.60 8.18 16.78 20.24 13.74 17.66 39.53 43.82 47.85

Men

43.03 12.19 12.74 20.34 18.04 90.36 35.18 31.48 202.00

Women

20.51 10.44 28.96 23.08 21.25 14.99 19.58 22.41 68.60

Asian, both sexes

20.02 24.25 21.12 12.72 25.43 35.68 12.01 73.21 86.40

Men

32.71 24.33 28.47 61.88 63.37 37.05 61.33 166.02 150.75

Women

41.81 17.20 28.41 39.76 28.77 45.05 45.30 20.79 80.96

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

10.70 13.64 14.74 12.58 21.55 25.47 35.65 33.13 68.03

Men

15.01 17.97 21.64 20.75 25.03 42.75 23.16 62.56 72.75

Women

23.51 24.89 18.40 16.46 17.30 30.37 16.82 26.05 123.61

REGION

Northeast(1)

15.06 11.53 12.69 25.51 26.31 19.52 16.75 38.27 54.54

Midwest(2)

8.56 8.78 13.09 12.88 16.27 15.32 29.91 12.13 74.53

South(3)

9.26 8.46 11.21 8.29 11.43 12.42 20.74 21.50 41.93

West(4)

11.22 11.48 10.89 8.16 29.98 21.36 16.20 36.65 10.87

(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