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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, second quarter 2021 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2nd quarter 2021 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

113,593 $502 $665 $990 $1,557 $2,405

Men

62,485 525 711 1,094 1,747 2,705

Women

51,108 481 618 899 1,366 2,082

White

87,138 514 686 1,012 1,578 2,424

Men

49,224 550 727 1,115 1,756 2,723

Women

37,914 487 634 921 1,388 2,093

Black or African American

14,665 448 572 799 1,239 1,857

Men

6,969 465 587 877 1,349 2,001

Women

7,696 435 556 746 1,159 1,669

Asian

7,724 545 760 1,281 2,004 2,991

Men

4,106 601 907 1,473 2,300 3,449

Women

3,619 507 672 1,037 1,733 2,493

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,777 450 588 779 1,171 1,799

Men

12,450 474 605 825 1,221 1,872

Women

8,327 423 555 714 1,100 1,637

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

103,174 523 703 1,048 1,635 2,496

Less than a high school diploma

5,885 380 493 620 853 1,182

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,548 476 594 793 1,138 1,633

Some college or associate degree

25,729 519 661 915 1,312 1,880

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

47,011 705 971 1,438 2,197 3,274

Bachelor's degree only

28,661 660 901 1,314 1,973 2,918

Advanced degree

18,351 807 1,133 1,641 2,496 3,844

Men, 25 years and over

56,726 567 757 1,154 1,838 2,815

Less than a high school diploma

4,040 415 522 669 935 1,255

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,215 500 645 887 1,269 1,843

Some college or associate degree

13,838 576 749 1,045 1,496 2,042

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,631 747 1,130 1,668 2,519 3,840

Bachelor's degree only

14,957 709 1,003 1,530 2,296 3,347

Advanced degree

8,674 904 1,338 1,919 2,914 4,508

Women, 25 years and over

46,448 498 647 944 1,426 2,134

Less than a high school diploma

1,845 320 418 569 670 909

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,333 425 533 674 920 1,277

Some college or associate degree

11,891 490 602 786 1,104 1,468

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,380 671 899 1,252 1,846 2,686

Bachelor's degree only

13,703 621 832 1,149 1,648 2,399

Advanced degree

9,677 761 1,008 1,426 2,028 2,919

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: July 16, 2021