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 2017
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

53,066 $549 $727 $876 $1,014 $1,174 $1,386 $1,646 $1,956 $2,682

Men

30,172 583 757 943 1,125 1,313 1,528 1,854 2,223 2,906

Women

22,894 512 675 811 933 1,058 1,224 1,430 1,746 2,251

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

42,272 575 740 895 1,034 1,200 1,406 1,663 1,987 2,699

Men

24,464 590 773 962 1,138 1,332 1,542 1,871 2,250 2,911

Women

17,807 525 694 829 944 1,073 1,234 1,443 1,749 2,270

Black or African American, both sexes

5,269 443 606 717 820 948 1,088 1,270 1,546 2,090

Men

2,499 468 616 731 851 976 1,154 1,374 1,709 2,307

Women

2,770 425 598 700 795 922 1,037 1,220 1,441 1,912

Asian, both sexes

4,273 595 809 992 1,197 1,409 1,673 1,903 2,299 2,919

Men

2,520 629 882 1,128 1,342 1,535 1,844 2,088 2,495 3,244

Women

1,753 541 734 899 1,024 1,236 1,441 1,741 1,923 2,600

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,489 399 518 646 765 906 1,040 1,246 1,565 2,076

Men

3,997 409 521 645 761 915 1,060 1,297 1,653 2,133

Women

2,493 380 513 648 772 897 1,012 1,174 1,447 1,894

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,733 583 757 928 1,089 1,254 1,463 1,751 2,082 2,849

Midwest(2)

10,230 594 757 913 1,039 1,189 1,381 1,608 1,910 2,511

South(3)

20,600 499 662 800 938 1,080 1,258 1,502 1,882 2,488

West(4)

11,503 587 761 943 1,127 1,329 1,539 1,848 2,217 2,899

(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 2017
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

$4.33 $2.73 $3.13 $3.21 $4.50 $4.91 $7.15 $8.54 $19.82

Men

4.10 3.23 4.16 5.50 9.51 7.06 8.47 18.69 9.35

Women

4.38 4.30 4.89 3.65 5.13 6.45 7.21 5.60 18.10

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

4.32 2.48 3.41 4.04 6.60 5.76 10.62 10.88 22.91

Men

3.05 4.96 4.70 3.94 7.86 6.69 7.06 14.91 12.82

Women

6.32 5.80 4.49 4.08 6.71 5.87 7.77 6.61 17.00

Black or African American, both sexes

9.11 5.81 7.75 10.92 7.79 13.65 14.30 13.13 45.62

Men

12.41 8.41 7.87 15.16 13.21 21.66 20.89 40.46 46.68

Women

9.92 7.78 11.06 13.29 10.95 14.46 22.70 27.27 28.09

Asian, both sexes

8.23 16.90 11.16 23.39 15.28 35.79 6.73 10.72 41.88

Men

17.37 19.96 20.31 13.37 22.59 27.29 38.80 24.24 96.42

Women

25.76 15.34 20.09 24.73 22.93 24.63 15.09 32.11 81.45

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

5.14 7.08 8.78 6.32 10.72 12.18 12.92 24.38 27.07

Men

6.18 10.43 10.61 8.09 16.27 16.43 30.37 40.42 50.13

Women

10.00 8.86 14.85 11.79 12.59 11.46 21.49 24.87 17.21

Region

Northeast(1)

6.27 5.34 7.08 11.59 6.58 10.20 8.11 19.40 31.61

Midwest(2)

4.84 5.04 6.87 8.33 11.06 9.28 15.31 5.87 40.15

South(3)

3.63 4.38 5.76 4.54 8.05 5.30 10.41 6.60 23.87

West(4)

5.14 5.19 6.17 8.70 13.44 9.99 15.23 30.42 6.62

(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 17, 2018