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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 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

52,385 $565 $728 $874 $1,013 $1,185 $1,405 $1,687 $2,010 $2,718

Men

29,597 587 759 946 1,133 1,341 1,553 1,889 2,286 2,916

Women

22,789 516 673 801 926 1,054 1,222 1,439 1,761 2,288

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

41,863 577 738 889 1,031 1,209 1,419 1,719 2,026 2,713

Men

24,106 597 778 965 1,146 1,351 1,558 1,891 2,291 2,913

Women

17,756 517 679 813 932 1,067 1,230 1,450 1,768 2,285

Black or African American, both sexes

4,835 476 620 725 812 957 1,093 1,314 1,667 2,243

Men

2,187 483 603 706 804 973 1,187 1,433 1,861 2,287

Women

2,648 452 630 734 817 949 1,058 1,249 1,518 2,030

Asian, both sexes

4,402 609 785 980 1,167 1,427 1,647 1,904 2,362 3,111

Men

2,577 675 894 1,118 1,376 1,570 1,889 2,229 2,708 3,475

Women

1,825 586 742 866 990 1,180 1,385 1,603 1,885 2,700

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

6,337 398 530 636 759 883 1,015 1,233 1,586 2,081

Men

3,868 414 534 630 751 879 1,018 1,254 1,679 2,181

Women

2,469 367 522 647 771 888 1,011 1,204 1,435 1,893

REGION

Northeast(1)

10,358 590 775 954 1,137 1,311 1,534 1,852 2,166 2,894

Midwest(2)

10,103 588 753 901 1,050 1,215 1,396 1,639 1,970 2,713

South(3)

20,381 503 667 790 929 1,062 1,256 1,526 1,894 2,484

West(4)

11,543 597 754 933 1,110 1,330 1,528 1,868 2,275 2,914

(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 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

$8.04 $4.78 $6.19 $6.34 $9.85 $10.37 $18.43 $20.24 $36.23

Men

6.19 6.01 8.51 8.66 11.45 10.45 6.02 13.45 32.96

Women

10.42 8.10 7.95 6.77 9.44 11.32 14.10 17.56 24.95

RACE AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

White, both sexes

7.83 4.61 6.32 8.08 11.18 10.58 19.54 20.67 41.56

Men

6.13 9.29 9.04 7.46 11.96 11.93 6.82 11.10 31.88

Women

12.32 9.96 9.30 7.59 11.62 10.86 14.35 24.17 27.81

Black or African American, both sexes

16.95 12.04 12.58 19.64 17.23 20.35 36.10 76.62 81.87

Men

9.11 20.63 18.67 34.23 31.39 77.80 86.01 58.62 36.82

Women

29.96 12.50 10.27 24.07 17.86 21.11 23.04 42.27 194.32

Asian, both sexes

12.60 20.64 20.71 25.54 32.65 80.02 12.72 59.17 81.33

Men

36.04 49.17 36.61 49.21 45.89 16.43 91.13 41.23 81.74

Women

13.02 17.71 34.30 34.21 43.03 43.33 60.80 20.38 186.40

Hispanic or Latino, both sexes

12.33 20.25 15.67 11.79 17.58 16.99 24.96 60.99 50.85

Men

15.00 22.82 17.22 15.93 27.87 26.75 44.32 72.57 84.66

Women

17.87 41.56 26.18 20.34 20.88 23.33 38.79 41.55 26.98

REGION

Northeast(1)

8.78 12.84 13.15 10.35 31.52 20.44 26.87 47.10 30.60

Midwest(2)

9.62 9.00 12.12 15.97 20.87 20.89 26.47 41.45 82.44

South(3)

6.50 8.46 9.51 8.08 13.22 10.78 17.64 7.47 42.92

West(4)

6.46 9.49 11.52 20.82 27.55 21.87 22.70 35.13 51.21

(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