Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2015-2016 annual averages

Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2015-2016 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2015 2016
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings

Total, 16 years and over

18,792 $681 90,289 $837 81.4 19,463 $715 91,628 $860 83.1

Men

11,561 712 49,185 934 76.2 12,008 751 49,922 951 79.0

Women

7,231 626 41,103 740 84.6 7,455 655 41,706 762 86.0

AGE

16 to 24 years

995 464 8,795 490 94.7 1,081 497 8,995 502 99.0

25 to 34 years

4,247 622 22,364 751 82.8 4,532 667 22,924 767 87.0

35 to 44 years

5,378 721 19,538 940 76.7 5,432 756 19,851 972 77.8

45 to 54 years

4,745 724 20,832 965 75.0 4,929 765 20,723 995 76.9

55 to 64 years

2,744 731 15,364 961 76.1 2,774 796 15,722 977 81.5

65 years and over

683 731 3,395 895 81.7 715 735 3,412 897 81.9

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

2,888 999 66,208 900 111.0 2,967 1,025 66,686 927 110.6

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

1,734 674 11,055 643 104.8 1,849 693 11,287 677 102.4

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

4,706 1,010 1,755 973 103.8 4,993 1,061 1,818 975 108.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9,246 548 9,065 679 80.7 9,417 582 9,533 697 83.5

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

17,797 702 81,494 891 78.8 18,383 735 82,633 914 80.4

Less than a high school diploma

4,217 476 3,073 519 91.7 4,051 489 3,057 525 93.1

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,218 599 21,003 696 86.1 4,379 608 21,096 709 85.8

Some college or associate degree

2,845 699 23,956 770 90.8 2,987 710 24,321 789 90.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

6,517 1,259 33,462 1,225 102.8 6,966 1,311 34,159 1,253 104.6

Footnotes
(1) Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 18, 2017