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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
4th
2018
4th
2019
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
4th
2018
4th
2019
4th
2018
4th
2019

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

115,928 118,286 $900 $936 $357 $364

Men, 16 years and over

63,879 64,942 993 1,022 394 397

16 to 24 years

5,417 5,605 609 621 241 241

25 years and over

58,461 59,337 1,045 1,090 415 424

Women, 16 years and over

52,050 53,344 794 843 315 328

16 to 24 years

4,594 4,581 539 566 214 220

25 years and over

47,456 48,763 834 883 331 343

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

88,968 90,753 931 967 369 376

Men

50,212 50,996 1,024 1,058 406 411

Women

38,755 39,757 816 859 324 334

Black or African American

15,162 15,463 712 756 282 294

Men

7,295 7,391 773 778 307 302

Women

7,866 8,072 665 738 264 287

Asian

7,850 8,073 1,095 1,166 435 453

Men

4,167 4,377 1,256 1,335 498 519

Women

3,683 3,696 937 1,008 372 392

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,461 21,494 684 712 272 277

Men

12,279 12,584 736 761 292 296

Women

8,182 8,910 610 654 242 254

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: January 17, 2020