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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
2nd
2019
2nd
2020
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2nd
2019
2nd
2020
2nd
2019
2nd
2020

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

117,567 104,487 $908 $1,002 $355 $390

Men, 16 years and over

65,354 57,994 1,000 1,087 391 423

16 to 24 years

6,100 4,600 601 640 235 249

25 years and over

59,254 53,394 1,059 1,147 414 447

Women, 16 years and over

52,214 46,493 814 913 318 356

16 to 24 years

4,805 3,826 522 594 204 231

25 years and over

47,408 42,667 855 955 334 372

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

90,285 81,005 933 1,018 365 396

Men

51,321 46,066 1,026 1,116 401 434

Women

38,964 34,939 835 930 326 362

Black or African American

15,301 13,109 724 806 283 314

Men

7,402 6,298 761 831 297 323

Women

7,900 6,811 691 779 270 303

Asian

7,952 6,827 1,152 1,336 450 520

Men

4,418 3,771 1,331 1,479 520 576

Women

3,534 3,056 965 1,141 377 444

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,122 18,077 696 786 272 306

Men

12,679 10,884 746 843 291 328

Women

8,444 7,193 621 717 242 279

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: July 17, 2020