Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first quarter 2018 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 2018 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

113,396 $423 $589 $881 $1,399 $2,155

Men

63,037 455 622 965 1,561 2,385

Women

50,359 400 542 783 1,207 1,847

White

87,528 440 606 911 1,439 2,221

Men

49,844 477 647 997 1,605 2,420

Women

37,684 407 566 810 1,231 1,857

Black or African American

14,715 382 493 696 1,091 1,630

Men

7,136 389 508 723 1,152 1,691

Women

7,579 377 487 671 1,016 1,536

Asian

7,330 445 656 1,066 1,760 2,687

Men

4,032 472 720 1,199 1,909 2,895

Women

3,298 421 599 941 1,538 2,289

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,802 384 494 675 1,016 1,587

Men

11,895 409 516 723 1,111 1,752

Women

7,907 348 454 615 877 1,369

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

103,755 446 613 922 1,461 2,271

Less than a high school diploma

6,797 341 428 563 755 1,023

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,525 395 513 713 1,037 1,518

Some college or associate degree

27,434 444 592 808 1,196 1,704

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

43,999 610 877 1,286 1,930 2,917

Bachelor's degree only

27,602 580 798 1,169 1,793 2,676

Advanced degree

16,397 730 1,011 1,533 2,296 3,423

Men, 25 years and over

57,555 484 666 1,016 1,637 2,475

Less than a high school diploma

4,639 388 475 616 836 1,146

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,449 439 581 808 1,176 1,682

Some college or associate degree

14,800 492 659 934 1,392 1,902

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,667 645 963 1,502 2,291 3,361

Bachelor's degree only

14,506 612 896 1,353 2,021 2,989

Advanced degree

8,161 768 1,164 1,795 2,690 3,894

Women, 25 years and over

46,201 410 570 819 1,249 1,887

Less than a high school diploma

2,158 293 373 457 578 756

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,077 358 456 605 825 1,153

Some college or associate degree

12,634 408 528 714 977 1,348

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,332 587 798 1,128 1,648 2,383

Bachelor's degree only

13,096 544 737 1,022 1,451 2,093

Advanced degree

8,236 698 938 1,334 1,913 2,875

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 13, 2018