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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, 1st Quarter 2017 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

52,331 $524 $725 $878 $1,012 $1,177 $1,379 $1,627 $1,935 $2,673

Men

29,838 579 764 944 1,123 1,310 1,529 1,852 2,221 2,902

Women

22,493 493 662 803 930 1,057 1,223 1,413 1,725 2,228

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

42,001 559 740 896 1,029 1,194 1,401 1,644 1,970 2,693

Men

24,505 588 781 958 1,131 1,325 1,538 1,867 2,256 2,908

Women

17,496 511 685 821 942 1,069 1,231 1,432 1,713 2,245

Black or African American, both sexes

5,257 419 586 697 817 941 1,102 1,272 1,520 2,095

Men

2,404 422 594 737 851 961 1,195 1,400 1,673 2,324

Women

2,853 417 580 662 774 912 1,043 1,228 1,376 1,910

Asian, both sexes

3,966 588 817 1,002 1,213 1,402 1,728 1,908 2,307 2,920

Men

2,339 630 880 1,151 1,342 1,545 1,828 2,040 2,498 3,080

Women

1,627 485 730 906 1,056 1,232 1,421 1,833 2,008 2,876

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,422 394 501 625 769 911 1,061 1,269 1,596 2,114

Men

3,891 413 513 636 787 943 1,138 1,367 1,761 2,305

Women

2,531 347 480 617 748 869 993 1,169 1,427 1,886

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,586 556 743 914 1,055 1,239 1,438 1,719 2,086 2,876

Midwest(2)

10,202 604 764 927 1,052 1,217 1,399 1,632 1,910 2,492

South(3)

20,200 485 653 805 940 1,084 1,255 1,488 1,877 2,425

West(4)

11,343 576 757 938 1,125 1,307 1,537 1,837 2,221 2,900

(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, 1st Quarter 2017 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

$8.03 $5.87 $5.91 $6.20 $8.61 $9.40 $14.61 $14.77 $32.35

Men

9.26 6.83 6.88 11.61 17.69 12.24 16.61 36.95 8.87

Women

6.83 7.05 9.20 6.98 9.62 11.10 14.39 24.47 34.23

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

9.07 4.98 6.12 7.19 11.93 11.91 14.79 17.52 36.43

Men

6.27 10.10 7.87 9.77 18.36 11.96 13.39 28.78 22.17

Women

9.28 9.93 9.21 7.27 11.59 10.08 14.57 26.68 38.58

Black or African American, both sexes

12.76 9.12 19.56 23.45 14.67 32.26 25.87 31.30 50.36

Men

17.81 14.10 13.03 25.68 16.01 66.18 46.00 82.49 83.30

Women

16.93 16.75 13.79 25.91 20.62 39.32 19.62 40.49 86.00

Asian, both sexes

23.27 26.30 25.80 32.27 23.55 58.79 11.38 19.27 52.18

Men

34.01 48.26 26.02 25.56 32.21 78.34 78.38 54.28 198.94

Women

41.95 50.15 31.48 69.42 53.05 61.42 63.12 53.49 127.46

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

8.09 10.57 15.26 13.40 18.02 24.40 28.73 44.52 91.61

Men

9.78 13.05 26.19 19.33 25.11 28.36 35.11 69.00 48.44

Women

25.38 17.80 18.22 16.09 25.35 26.11 27.24 52.07 36.43

REGION

Northeast(1)

18.30 10.99 12.43 16.54 12.07 15.42 39.50 40.15 56.57

Midwest(2)

9.21 10.84 10.57 18.54 17.95 19.54 25.16 10.31 54.43

South(3)

7.35 9.36 9.78 8.16 15.82 8.83 17.50 15.36 39.74

West(4)

18.39 9.03 11.60 18.15 29.35 14.04 35.25 59.43 12.71

(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 19, 2017