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
2017
4th
2018
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
4th
2017
4th
2018
4th
2017
4th
2018

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

114,151 115,928 $857 $900 $347 $357

Men, 16 years and over

63,033 63,879 946 993 383 394

16 to 24 years

5,503 5,417 581 609 236 241

25 years and over

57,530 58,461 998 1,045 405 415

Women, 16 years and over

51,118 52,050 769 794 312 315

16 to 24 years

4,472 4,594 512 539 208 214

25 years and over

46,646 47,456 803 834 326 331

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

88,183 88,968 891 931 361 369

Men

49,986 50,212 982 1,024 398 406

Women

38,196 38,755 791 816 321 324

Black or African American

14,769 15,162 666 712 270 282

Men

6,962 7,295 681 773 276 307

Women

7,806 7,866 654 665 265 264

Asian

7,417 7,850 1,061 1,095 430 435

Men

4,022 4,167 1,237 1,256 502 498

Women

3,395 3,683 894 937 362 372

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,667 20,461 657 684 266 272

Men

11,997 12,279 688 736 279 292

Women

7,670 8,182 608 610 247 242

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, 2019