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
2017
1st
2018
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2017
1st
2018
1st
2017
1st
2018

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

110,706 113,396 $865 $881 $355 $354

Men, 16 years and over

61,488 63,037 950 965 390 388

16 to 24 years

5,335 5,482 558 563 229 226

25 years and over

56,153 57,555 998 1,016 410 409

Women, 16 years and over

49,218 50,359 765 783 314 315

16 to 24 years

4,174 4,159 489 545 201 219

25 years and over

45,044 46,201 803 819 330 329

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

86,068 87,528 894 911 367 366

Men

49,025 49,844 977 997 401 401

Women

37,043 37,684 790 810 324 326

Black or African American

14,085 14,715 679 696 279 280

Men

6,629 7,136 722 723 297 291

Women

7,456 7,579 645 671 265 270

Asian

7,077 7,330 1,019 1,066 419 429

Men

3,934 4,032 1,205 1,199 495 482

Women

3,144 3,298 892 941 366 378

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,958 19,802 649 675 267 271

Men

11,362 11,895 692 723 284 290

Women

7,596 7,907 596 615 245 247

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 13, 2018