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Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2018-2019 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, 2018-2019 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2018 2019
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

20,627 $758 94,939 $910 83.3 21,007 $800 96,576 $941 85.0

Men

12,469 815 51,673 1,007 80.9 12,584 863 52,423 1,042 82.8

Women

8,158 678 43,266 810 83.7 8,423 719 44,154 841 85.5

AGE

16 to 24 years

993 522 9,436 551 94.7 987 564 9,778 583 96.7

25 to 34 years

4,668 752 24,207 819 91.8 4,682 797 24,894 854 93.3

35 to 44 years

5,803 802 20,648 1,035 77.5 5,704 864 21,078 1,083 79.8

45 to 54 years

5,215 779 20,351 1,059 73.6 5,491 815 19,899 1,102 74.0

55 to 64 years

3,154 774 16,430 1,035 74.8 3,293 815 16,773 1,065 76.5

65 years and over

795 733 3,867 977 75.0 850 749 4,155 964 77.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

3,135 1,083 67,771 986 109.8 3,203 1,141 68,143 1,016 112.3

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

2,023 699 12,109 697 100.3 2,089 749 12,353 735 101.9

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

5,387 1,129 2,041 1,065 106.0 5,466 1,198 2,218 1,168 102.6

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9,852 621 10,445 741 83.8 10,008 658 11,219 759 86.7

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

19,635 775 85,503 965 80.3 20,020 819 86,798 999 82.0

Less than a high school diploma

4,097 535 2,902 578 92.6 4,038 577 2,972 617 93.5

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,879 632 21,358 754 83.8 4,950 675 21,806 766 88.1

Some college or associate degree

3,125 755 24,350 837 90.2 3,093 779 24,185 868 89.7

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

7,534 1,362 36,893 1,309 104.0 7,939 1,418 37,834 1,360 104.3

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 15, 2020