Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2016-2017 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, 2016-2017 annual averages [Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2016 2017
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

19,463 $715 91,628 $860 83.1 19,914 $730 93,358 $885 82.5

Men

12,008 751 49,922 951 79.0 12,123 776 50,857 978 79.3

Women

7,455 655 41,706 762 86.0 7,791 660 42,501 788 83.8

AGE

16 to 24 years

1,081 497 8,995 502 99.0 1,065 506 9,216 521 97.1

25 to 34 years

4,532 667 22,924 767 87.0 4,610 701 23,586 786 89.2

35 to 44 years

5,432 756 19,851 972 77.8 5,560 790 20,102 1,003 78.8

45 to 54 years

4,929 765 20,723 995 76.9 5,009 760 20,642 1,019 74.6

55 to 64 years

2,774 796 15,722 977 81.5 2,958 765 16,199 1,007 76.0

65 years and over

715 735 3,412 897 81.9 712 721 3,615 937 76.9

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

2,967 1,025 66,686 927 110.6 3,040 1,080 67,242 955 113.1

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

1,849 693 11,287 677 102.4 1,885 682 11,669 683 99.9

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

4,993 1,061 1,818 975 108.8 5,189 1,076 1,943 1,007 106.9

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

9,417 582 9,533 697 83.5 9,579 596 10,036 724 82.3

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

18,383 735 82,633 914 80.4 18,848 751 84,142 937 80.1

Less than a high school diploma

4,051 489 3,057 525 93.1 4,113 506 2,925 560 90.4

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,379 608 21,096 709 85.8 4,539 619 21,472 734 84.3

Some college or associate degree

2,987 710 24,321 789 90.0 3,003 727 24,384 808 90.0

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

6,966 1,311 34,159 1,253 104.6 7,193 1,340 35,362 1,271 105.4

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 17, 2018