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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, third quarter 2020 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2020 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

109,652 $490 $667 $994 $1,575 $2,383

Men

60,699 515 710 1,104 1,749 2,634

Women

48,954 461 613 902 1,406 2,084

White

84,482 497 681 1,008 1,582 2,375

Men

47,959 522 725 1,122 1,758 2,637

Women

36,523 474 622 910 1,390 2,022

Black or African American

13,868 433 589 813 1,297 1,953

Men

6,687 459 621 869 1,389 2,022

Women

7,181 412 565 768 1,226 1,880

Asian

7,355 568 803 1,392 2,201 3,119

Men

3,952 617 873 1,542 2,500 3,414

Women

3,403 510 745 1,224 1,911 2,710

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,086 433 580 785 1,209 1,846

Men

11,553 477 609 823 1,294 1,918

Women

7,533 403 518 722 1,068 1,728

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

99,936 511 703 1,051 1,654 2,481

Less than a high school diploma

5,221 387 494 642 822 1,152

High school graduates, no college(1)

23,817 446 593 793 1,155 1,611

Some college or associate degree

25,098 503 663 914 1,319 1,881

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,801 688 966 1,457 2,124 3,111

Bachelor's degree only

27,775 633 899 1,355 1,977 2,890

Advanced degree

18,026 796 1,132 1,636 2,400 3,500

Men, 25 years and over

55,183 563 754 1,164 1,843 2,738

Less than a high school diploma

3,532 418 535 696 902 1,285

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,007 496 653 901 1,299 1,817

Some college or associate degree

13,711 570 732 1,056 1,491 2,104

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,933 739 1,118 1,665 2,420 3,492

Bachelor's degree only

14,285 693 999 1,552 2,282 3,226

Advanced degree

8,648 893 1,299 1,874 2,786 3,902

Women, 25 years and over

44,753 483 647 942 1,453 2,124

Less than a high school diploma

1,688 319 429 523 677 872

High school graduates, no college(1)

8,810 398 507 677 904 1,223

Some college or associate degree

11,387 470 595 785 1,082 1,515

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,868 640 894 1,270 1,878 2,676

Bachelor's degree only

13,490 599 817 1,159 1,690 2,305

Advanced degree

9,378 739 1,009 1,471 2,089 3,112

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: October 16, 2020