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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, 2nd 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

54,251 $552 $724 $873 $1,019 $1,174 $1,375 $1,639 $1,951 $2,666

Men

30,608 578 746 941 1,125 1,294 1,503 1,838 2,195 2,906

Women

23,644 530 691 826 941 1,064 1,230 1,432 1,757 2,278

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

43,100 574 737 893 1,036 1,196 1,390 1,655 1,988 2,700

Men

24,690 579 756 956 1,134 1,319 1,529 1,856 2,210 2,916

Women

18,410 561 716 843 956 1,084 1,239 1,440 1,761 2,284

Black or African American, both sexes

5,483 436 613 711 804 932 1,067 1,250 1,498 1,956

Men

2,604 475 631 729 835 987 1,139 1,323 1,553 2,241

Women

2,879 418 593 695 782 901 1,000 1,167 1,429 1,894

Asian, both sexes

4,376 616 848 1,067 1,262 1,440 1,750 1,916 2,301 2,894

Men

2,572 662 944 1,166 1,364 1,560 1,874 2,116 2,485 3,110

Women

1,804 557 740 945 1,137 1,342 1,563 1,783 1,999 2,509

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,584 400 518 653 760 920 1,034 1,228 1,533 2,013

Men

4,088 393 493 631 728 879 1,036 1,244 1,558 2,016

Women

2,496 428 575 703 827 948 1,029 1,170 1,504 2,009

REGION

Northeast(1)

11,106 585 755 932 1,096 1,254 1,450 1,739 2,057 2,710

Midwest(2)

10,482 587 744 901 1,017 1,154 1,345 1,546 1,906 2,499

South(3)

21,060 502 664 796 931 1,086 1,260 1,495 1,882 2,509

West(4)

11,604 596 772 975 1,154 1,357 1,567 1,869 2,242 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, 2nd 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

$8.27 $5.20 $5.84 $6.14 $8.63 $7.51 $12.72 $16.87 $33.62

Men

11.74 6.07 8.64 9.53 16.60 17.02 23.93 35.43 19.31

Women

9.52 8.09 7.56 6.80 10.57 11.75 13.27 12.25 24.57

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

8.79 4.70 7.06 7.40 12.52 9.52 16.94 26.73 42.93

Men

11.77 7.34 9.36 8.01 16.50 15.69 15.46 38.76 38.05

Women

12.20 8.97 6.34 7.72 13.77 11.32 16.44 17.47 24.50

Black or African American, both sexes

18.22 10.46 12.45 24.31 15.56 24.19 13.38 31.79 76.81

Men

30.51 13.22 12.62 35.90 25.74 28.27 50.58 20.14 134.71

Women

16.80 15.28 14.22 24.11 17.72 20.06 35.78 50.44 34.70

Asian, both sexes

18.84 22.11 43.72 18.18 22.23 17.41 13.09 16.95 16.03

Men

26.66 31.42 39.86 19.08 70.82 24.54 52.47 68.78 193.20

Women

48.94 30.86 27.28 22.95 65.53 84.94 69.68 102.20 74.27

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

9.24 15.67 12.85 12.95 24.06 17.71 33.02 50.11 62.66

Men

9.07 18.05 14.58 16.00 37.30 23.16 29.30 68.95 65.26

Women

24.01 25.18 26.97 22.85 21.39 25.08 41.08 60.91 99.71

REGION

Northeast(1)

9.96 9.96 13.93 20.37 11.68 19.76 14.28 39.73 78.03

Midwest(2)

13.24 9.58 14.48 10.02 10.02 13.05 20.46 13.98 68.04

South(3)

7.19 6.85 12.30 9.16 16.05 9.44 21.48 11.42 47.53

West(4)

10.70 16.01 13.63 10.44 13.35 20.14 17.36 40.29 12.80

(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, 2017