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

115,758 $426 $585 $876 $1,384 $2,112

Men

64,437 459 618 959 1,529 2,383

Women

51,321 403 541 780 1,216 1,853

White

89,250 441 602 907 1,424 2,188

Men

50,883 476 639 985 1,558 2,423

Women

38,367 411 562 815 1,244 1,875

Black or African American

14,951 378 491 683 1,060 1,607

Men

7,234 386 500 720 1,119 1,729

Women

7,717 368 480 644 967 1,575

Asian

7,635 473 651 1,083 1,771 2,608

Men

4,196 498 752 1,245 1,921 2,885

Women

3,439 435 592 918 1,497 2,114

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,422 387 493 674 982 1,550

Men

12,321 402 513 704 1,026 1,615

Women

8,101 374 455 621 897 1,434

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

105,093 455 616 928 1,450 2,223

Less than a high school diploma

7,188 350 430 554 732 1,005

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,378 406 526 726 1,048 1,491

Some college or associate degree

27,754 445 588 825 1,183 1,642

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

43,773 627 880 1,310 1,982 2,907

Bachelor's degree only

26,928 593 805 1,187 1,841 2,698

Advanced degree

16,845 725 1,013 1,512 2,288 3,313

Men, 25 years and over

58,428 489 674 1,015 1,596 2,492

Less than a high school diploma

4,815 384 480 606 803 1,143

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,452 444 585 810 1,157 1,597

Some college or associate degree

14,497 492 655 938 1,345 1,875

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,664 690 1,001 1,522 2,312 3,324

Bachelor's degree only

14,237 641 919 1,372 2,083 2,920

Advanced degree

8,427 856 1,170 1,808 2,729 3,900

Women, 25 years and over

46,665 417 576 824 1,260 1,890

Less than a high school diploma

2,373 310 386 462 592 763

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,925 375 479 620 848 1,195

Some college or associate degree

13,257 408 537 720 1,022 1,403

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,109 590 786 1,141 1,679 2,317

Bachelor's degree only

12,691 554 733 1,041 1,541 2,111

Advanced degree

8,418 664 917 1,300 1,886 2,625

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 17, 2018