Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first quarter 2019 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 1st quarter 2019 averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total, 16 years and over

116,123 $442 $605 $905 $1,451 $2,265

Men

64,075 481 657 1,004 1,619 2,500

Women

52,047 408 555 806 1,243 1,891

White

89,183 460 620 935 1,475 2,288

Men

50,645 493 679 1,033 1,651 2,519

Women

38,537 420 574 826 1,251 1,887

Black or African American

15,231 388 515 737 1,113 1,684

Men

7,168 418 554 772 1,176 1,768

Women

8,063 369 487 709 1,027 1,576

Asian

7,792 486 687 1,157 1,909 2,894

Men

4,187 505 745 1,299 2,113 3,097

Women

3,606 468 618 1,017 1,727 2,406

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,821 392 510 696 1,059 1,632

Men

12,400 417 548 728 1,134 1,737

Women

8,422 363 477 631 955 1,486

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

105,875 468 635 954 1,519 2,309

Less than a high school diploma

6,896 348 433 578 753 1,053

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,344 417 540 739 1,069 1,520

Some college or associate degree

27,012 459 603 835 1,234 1,748

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,624 637 903 1,350 2,056 3,014

Bachelor's degree only

28,254 596 817 1,213 1,880 2,748

Advanced degree

17,369 773 1,069 1,574 2,334 3,583

Men, 25 years and over

58,529 502 696 1,062 1,709 2,604

Less than a high school diploma

4,612 382 488 633 817 1,162

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,307 465 602 821 1,200 1,657

Some college or associate degree

14,569 516 697 986 1,437 1,924

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,041 687 1,022 1,589 2,381 3,520

Bachelor's degree only

14,618 635 926 1,426 2,120 3,104

Advanced degree

8,423 867 1,256 1,898 2,891 4,350

Women, 25 years and over

47,345 425 584 846 1,300 1,913

Less than a high school diploma

2,284 305 385 483 597 756

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,036 379 483 622 844 1,169

Some college or associate degree

12,443 410 533 718 988 1,379

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,582 607 825 1,158 1,726 2,478

Bachelor's degree only

13,636 571 752 1,051 1,522 2,185

Advanced degree

8,946 736 969 1,357 1,922 2,882

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Ten percent of all full-time wage and salary workers earn less than the upper limit of the first decile; 25 percent earn less than the upper limit of the first quartile; 50 percent earn less than the upper limit of the second quartile, or median; 75 percent earn less than the upper limit of the third quartile; and 90 percent earn less than the upper limit of the ninth decile.
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 19, 2019