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
2017
2nd
2018
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2nd
2017
2nd
2018
2nd
2017
2nd
2018

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

113,372 115,758 $859 $876 $351 $348

Men, 16 years and over

63,222 64,437 934 959 381 381

16 to 24 years

5,983 6,009 524 528 214 210

25 years and over

57,240 58,428 995 1,015 407 404

Women, 16 years and over

50,150 51,321 780 780 319 310

16 to 24 years

4,485 4,656 496 511 202 203

25 years and over

45,665 46,665 824 824 337 328

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

87,877 89,250 886 907 362 361

Men

50,227 50,883 961 985 393 392

Women

37,650 38,367 808 815 330 324

Black or African American

14,504 14,951 689 683 281 272

Men

6,988 7,234 702 720 287 287

Women

7,516 7,717 676 644 276 256

Asian

7,276 7,635 1,103 1,083 451 431

Men

3,970 4,196 1,254 1,245 512 495

Women

3,306 3,439 931 918 380 365

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,743 20,422 657 674 268 268

Men

12,041 12,321 686 704 280 280

Women

7,702 8,101 612 621 250 247

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: July 17, 2018