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
2016
3rd
2017
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
3rd
2016
3rd
2017
3rd
2016
3rd
2017

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

112,784 114,859 $827 $859 $343 $350

Men, 16 years and over

63,104 64,179 911 937 378 381

16 to 24 years

6,181 6,343 510 527 212 214

25 years and over

56,924 57,836 971 995 403 405

Women, 16 years and over

49,680 50,680 745 767 309 312

16 to 24 years

4,919 4,830 480 500 199 203

25 years and over

44,761 45,850 785 811 326 330

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

87,781 88,794 854 887 354 361

Men

50,231 50,776 932 965 387 393

Women

37,550 38,018 760 791 316 322

Black or African American

14,210 14,727 685 696 284 283

Men

6,849 7,131 732 744 304 303

Women

7,360 7,596 639 658 265 268

Asian

7,136 7,509 1,010 1,010 419 411

Men

3,961 4,132 1,154 1,147 479 467

Women

3,176 3,377 865 902 359 367

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,278 20,091 632 655 262 267

Men

11,892 12,183 667 698 277 284

Women

7,385 7,908 593 597 246 243

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 18, 2017