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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, 2019-2020 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, 2019-2020 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2019 2020
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

21,007 $800 96,576 $941 85.0 18,674 $885 91,713 $1,000 88.5

Men

12,584 863 52,423 1,042 82.8 11,301 941 49,610 1,115 84.4

Women

8,423 719 44,154 841 85.5 7,373 798 42,103 903 88.4

AGE

16 to 24 years

987 564 9,778 583 96.7 816 596 8,548 607 98.2

25 to 34 years

4,682 797 24,894 854 93.3 4,004 885 23,657 907 97.6

35 to 44 years

5,704 864 21,078 1,083 79.8 5,117 963 20,524 1,130 85.2

45 to 54 years

5,491 815 19,899 1,102 74.0 4,833 926 18,981 1,165 79.5

55 to 64 years

3,293 815 16,773 1,065 76.5 3,107 869 15,910 1,137 76.4

65 years and over

850 749 4,155 964 77.7 797 772 4,093 1,034 74.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

3,203 1,141 68,143 1,016 112.3 2,840 1,230 64,924 1,075 114.4

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

2,089 749 12,353 735 101.9 1,882 837 11,299 794 105.4

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

5,466 1,198 2,218 1,168 102.6 4,858 1,347 2,268 1,277 105.5

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

10,008 658 11,219 759 86.7 8,867 704 10,691 812 86.7

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

20,020 819 86,798 999 82.0 17,858 909 83,166 1,057 86.0

Less than a high school diploma

4,038 577 2,972 617 93.5 3,210 601 2,489 655 91.8

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,950 675 21,806 766 88.1 4,183 702 19,970 801 87.6

Some college or associate degree

3,093 779 24,185 868 89.7 2,715 829 22,698 910 91.1

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

7,939 1,418 37,834 1,360 104.3 7,750 1,492 38,009 1,409 105.9

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, 2021