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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
1st
2019
1st
2020
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2019
1st
2020
1st
2019
1st
2020

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

116,123 115,918 $905 $957 $358 $370

Men, 16 years and over

64,075 63,549 1,004 1,066 397 413

16 to 24 years

5,546 5,251 605 593 239 230

25 years and over

58,529 58,297 1,062 1,131 420 438

Women, 16 years and over

52,047 52,370 806 857 319 332

16 to 24 years

4,702 4,428 539 583 213 226

25 years and over

47,345 47,941 846 894 334 346

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

89,183 89,310 935 979 370 379

Men

50,645 49,898 1,033 1,096 409 424

Women

38,537 39,412 826 873 327 338

Black or African American

15,231 14,902 737 775 291 300

Men

7,168 7,065 772 823 305 319

Women

8,063 7,837 709 742 280 287

Asian

7,792 7,736 1,157 1,221 457 473

Men

4,187 4,404 1,299 1,360 514 527

Women

3,606 3,332 1,017 1,106 402 428

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,821 21,153 696 722 275 279

Men

12,400 12,470 728 763 288 295

Women

8,422 8,683 631 678 250 262

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 15, 2020