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
2016
1st
2017
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2016
1st
2017
1st
2016
1st
2017

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

109,147 110,706 $830 $865 $350 $355

Men, 16 years and over

60,639 61,488 912 950 384 390

16 to 24 years

5,278 5,335 511 558 215 229

25 years and over

55,361 56,153 963 998 406 410

Women, 16 years and over

48,508 49,218 750 765 316 314

16 to 24 years

4,065 4,174 488 489 205 201

25 years and over

44,443 45,044 779 803 328 330

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

85,226 86,068 857 894 361 367

Men

48,482 49,025 936 977 394 401

Women

36,744 37,043 767 790 323 324

Black or African American

13,582 14,085 673 679 283 279

Men

6,492 6,629 732 722 308 297

Women

7,090 7,456 625 645 263 265

Asian

6,742 7,077 1,032 1,019 435 419

Men

3,721 3,934 1,159 1,205 488 495

Women

3,021 3,144 933 892 393 366

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,545 18,958 612 649 258 267

Men

11,273 11,362 641 692 270 284

Women

7,273 7,596 574 596 242 245

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 18, 2017