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
2017
3rd
2018
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
3rd
2017
3rd
2018
3rd
2017
3rd
2018

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

114,859 117,184 $859 $887 $350 $352

Men, 16 years and over

64,179 65,216 937 973 381 386

16 to 24 years

6,343 6,363 527 575 214 228

25 years and over

57,836 58,853 995 1,033 405 410

Women, 16 years and over

50,680 51,968 767 796 312 316

16 to 24 years

4,830 5,034 500 515 203 204

25 years and over

45,850 46,934 811 841 330 333

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

88,794 90,067 887 915 361 363

Men

50,776 51,339 965 1,004 393 398

Women

38,018 38,728 791 825 322 327

Black or African American

14,727 15,338 696 686 283 272

Men

7,131 7,461 744 726 303 288

Women

7,596 7,877 658 631 268 250

Asian

7,509 7,757 1,010 1,128 411 447

Men

4,132 4,281 1,147 1,252 467 497

Women

3,377 3,477 902 965 367 382

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,091 20,501 655 689 267 273

Men

12,183 12,407 698 722 284 286

Women

7,908 8,093 597 621 243 246

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 16, 2018