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 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

53,298 $554 $731 $880 $1,012 $1,169 $1,386 $1,640 $1,915 $2,620

Men

30,646 586 762 942 1,116 1,290 1,511 1,815 2,124 2,898

Women

22,652 511 676 813 934 1,056 1,218 1,434 1,734 2,185

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

42,123 578 745 900 1,038 1,202 1,417 1,666 1,923 2,689

Men

24,557 597 782 969 1,141 1,333 1,540 1,847 2,195 2,906

Women

17,566 527 696 834 946 1,076 1,236 1,449 1,742 2,209

Black or African American, both sexes

5,502 454 614 730 842 961 1,095 1,277 1,565 2,023

Men

2,802 491 630 747 891 986 1,137 1,388 1,726 2,390

Women

2,700 425 595 712 797 926 1,052 1,184 1,449 1,898

Asian, both sexes

4,347 570 776 955 1,139 1,359 1,589 1,878 2,220 2,899

Men

2,592 591 850 1,011 1,246 1,459 1,746 1,921 2,358 3,115

Women

1,756 527 721 889 999 1,185 1,429 1,672 1,915 2,413

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,614 404 526 663 771 914 1,046 1,248 1,554 2,013

Men

4,140 422 569 679 775 939 1,069 1,313 1,644 2,117

Women

2,473 384 499 623 761 890 1,007 1,166 1,441 1,821

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,883 590 754 914 1,065 1,241 1,451 1,737 1,987 2,837

Midwest(2)

10,133 597 767 921 1,046 1,197 1,402 1,617 1,898 2,422

South(3)

20,758 506 665 809 951 1,095 1,262 1,497 1,867 2,488

West(4)

11,524 579 760 931 1,091 1,280 1,521 1,815 2,123 2,879

(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 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

$7.42 $4.64 $5.62 $5.48 $6.52 $9.46 $12.11 $12.47 $34.04

Men

5.32 5.89 7.57 11.75 18.36 14.95 21.65 33.05 9.75

Women

7.93 8.55 9.72 6.77 9.27 14.22 12.54 17.01 35.86

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

6.47 4.43 6.20 7.87 12.24 10.25 18.75 17.10 42.39

Men

5.30 10.25 8.81 6.92 15.41 14.02 18.15 41.98 18.45

Women

10.54 11.74 8.11 7.77 13.08 11.75 13.10 11.67 39.26

Black or African American, both sexes

14.54 12.23 11.62 18.03 12.16 29.18 42.14 34.77 107.47

Men

13.34 16.01 17.96 26.98 22.66 34.75 30.63 45.90 55.40

Women

13.87 17.54 21.06 18.63 22.51 23.78 38.92 42.22 22.95

Asian, both sexes

21.31 38.95 19.47 18.97 19.01 49.78 19.69 80.35 58.55

Men

16.09 17.61 24.88 29.01 41.59 27.45 68.35 75.64 148.00

Women

29.89 25.55 33.40 18.53 78.70 51.84 78.33 24.79 131.51

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

8.45 16.40 16.66 11.60 17.39 20.07 25.42 36.61 67.20

Men

17.12 26.05 24.69 17.88 21.63 27.47 58.63 34.75 65.37

Women

10.13 15.60 26.89 17.58 18.39 27.45 34.64 32.94 65.72

REGION

Northeast(1)

7.83 9.11 13.84 18.39 12.37 16.97 11.15 39.29 63.82

Midwest(2)

8.77 10.52 12.19 16.48 23.47 19.20 31.57 9.31 52.52

South(3)

6.95 8.91 12.07 9.22 16.67 13.89 18.50 17.29 47.69

West(4)

12.62 10.61 11.16 22.42 29.21 26.59 36.22 45.51 46.55

(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 18, 2017