Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2017-2018 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, 2017-2018 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2017 2018
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

19,914 $730 93,358 $885 82.5 20,627 $758 94,939 $910 83.3

Men

12,123 776 50,857 978 79.3 12,469 815 51,673 1,007 80.9

Women

7,791 660 42,501 788 83.8 8,158 678 43,266 810 83.7

AGE

16 to 24 years

1,065 506 9,216 521 97.1 993 522 9,436 551 94.7

25 to 34 years

4,610 701 23,586 786 89.2 4,668 752 24,207 819 91.8

35 to 44 years

5,560 790 20,102 1,003 78.8 5,803 802 20,648 1,035 77.5

45 to 54 years

5,009 760 20,642 1,019 74.6 5,215 779 20,351 1,059 73.6

55 to 64 years

2,958 765 16,199 1,007 76.0 3,154 774 16,430 1,035 74.8

65 years and over

712 721 3,615 937 76.9 795 733 3,867 977 75.0

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

3,040 1,080 67,242 955 113.1 3,135 1,083 67,771 986 109.8

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

1,885 682 11,669 683 99.9 2,023 699 12,109 697 100.3

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

5,189 1,076 1,943 1,007 106.9 5,387 1,129 2,041 1,065 106.0

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9,579 596 10,036 724 82.3 9,852 621 10,445 741 83.8

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

18,848 751 84,142 937 80.1 19,635 775 85,503 965 80.3

Less than a high school diploma

4,113 506 2,925 560 90.4 4,097 535 2,902 578 92.6

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,539 619 21,472 734 84.3 4,879 632 21,358 754 83.8

Some college or associate degree

3,003 727 24,384 808 90.0 3,125 755 24,350 837 90.2

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

7,193 1,340 35,362 1,271 105.4 7,534 1,362 36,893 1,309 104.0

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 16, 2019