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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
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
3rd
2018
3rd
2019
3rd
2018
3rd
2019

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

117,184 118,358 $887 $919 $352 $358

Men, 16 years and over

65,216 65,655 973 1,002 386 391

16 to 24 years

6,363 6,493 575 601 228 234

25 years and over

58,853 59,162 1,033 1,070 410 417

Women, 16 years and over

51,968 52,703 796 825 316 322

16 to 24 years

5,034 5,231 515 538 204 210

25 years and over

46,934 47,472 841 877 333 342

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

90,067 90,557 915 943 363 368

Men

51,339 51,479 1,004 1,025 398 399

Women

38,728 39,078 825 843 327 328

Black or African American

15,338 15,843 686 727 272 283

Men

7,461 7,552 726 768 288 299

Women

7,877 8,291 631 683 250 266

Asian

7,757 7,773 1,128 1,247 447 486

Men

4,281 4,356 1,252 1,360 497 530

Women

3,477 3,417 965 1,138 382 443

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,501 21,472 689 718 273 280

Men

12,407 12,783 722 757 286 295

Women

8,093 8,688 621 661 246 258

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, 2019