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
1st
2018
1st
2019
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2018
1st
2019
1st
2018
1st
2019

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

113,396 116,123 $881 $905 $354 $358

Men, 16 years and over

63,037 64,075 965 1,004 388 397

16 to 24 years

5,482 5,546 563 605 226 239

25 years and over

57,555 58,529 1,016 1,062 409 420

Women, 16 years and over

50,359 52,047 783 806 315 319

16 to 24 years

4,159 4,702 545 539 219 213

25 years and over

46,201 47,345 819 846 329 334

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

87,528 89,183 911 935 366 370

Men

49,844 50,645 997 1,033 401 409

Women

37,684 38,537 810 826 326 327

Black or African American

14,715 15,231 696 737 280 291

Men

7,136 7,168 723 772 291 305

Women

7,579 8,063 671 709 270 280

Asian

7,330 7,792 1,066 1,157 429 457

Men

4,032 4,187 1,199 1,299 482 514

Women

3,298 3,606 941 1,017 378 402

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,802 20,821 675 696 271 275

Men

11,895 12,400 723 728 290 288

Women

7,907 8,422 615 631 247 250

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: April 19, 2019