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Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
3rd
2019
3rd
2020
3rd
2019
3rd
2020

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

118,358 109,652 $919 $994 $358 $383

Men, 16 years and over

65,655 60,699 1,002 1,104 391 425

16 to 24 years

6,493 5,516 601 631 234 243

25 years and over

59,162 55,183 1,070 1,164 417 448

Women, 16 years and over

52,703 48,954 825 902 322 347

16 to 24 years

5,231 4,201 538 583 210 225

25 years and over

47,472 44,753 877 942 342 362

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

90,557 84,482 943 1,008 368 388

Men

51,479 47,959 1,025 1,122 399 432

Women

39,078 36,523 843 910 328 350

Black or African American

15,843 13,868 727 813 283 313

Men

7,552 6,687 768 869 299 335

Women

8,291 7,181 683 768 266 296

Asian

7,773 7,355 1,247 1,392 486 536

Men

4,356 3,952 1,360 1,542 530 594

Women

3,417 3,403 1,138 1,224 443 471

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,472 19,086 718 785 280 302

Men

12,783 11,553 757 823 295 317

Women

8,688 7,533 661 722 258 278

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (White, Black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: October 16, 2020