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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 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, 2nd 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

104,487 $496 $670 $1,002 $1,552 $2,384

Men

57,994 521 717 1,087 1,744 2,627

Women

46,493 465 622 913 1,369 2,023

White

81,005 505 686 1,018 1,572 2,405

Men

46,066 537 734 1,116 1,760 2,674

Women

34,939 474 632 930 1,369 2,031

Black or African American

13,109 432 590 806 1,225 1,871

Men

6,298 447 598 831 1,242 1,898

Women

6,811 420 584 779 1,202 1,848

Asian

6,827 558 793 1,336 2,003 2,912

Men

3,771 604 878 1,479 2,280 3,144

Women

3,056 512 732 1,141 1,749 2,543

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,077 440 577 786 1,219 1,833

Men

10,884 481 601 843 1,294 1,916

Women

7,193 400 527 717 1,101 1,627

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

96,061 515 705 1,047 1,621 2,458

Less than a high school diploma

5,320 385 491 630 869 1,183

High school graduates, no college(1)

21,937 460 596 789 1,134 1,606

Some college or associate degree

24,399 502 661 904 1,300 1,816

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

44,405 687 977 1,416 2,110 3,089

Bachelor's degree only

26,676 631 894 1,304 1,919 2,881

Advanced degree

17,729 824 1,127 1,619 2,390 3,521

Men, 25 years and over

53,394 559 757 1,147 1,815 2,706

Less than a high school diploma

3,743 418 522 685 946 1,299

High school graduates, no college(1)

13,635 503 644 878 1,244 1,806

Some college or associate degree

13,291 567 740 1,014 1,472 1,991

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,725 742 1,105 1,647 2,398 3,471

Bachelor's degree only

14,064 677 1,000 1,480 2,199 3,076

Advanced degree

8,662 901 1,275 1,899 2,866 3,997

Women, 25 years and over

42,667 485 650 955 1,412 2,095

Less than a high school diploma

1,576 324 413 523 670 914

High school graduates, no college(1)

8,302 410 526 682 941 1,284

Some college or associate degree

11,109 461 599 783 1,083 1,463

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,680 652 897 1,253 1,827 2,618

Bachelor's degree only

12,612 605 815 1,150 1,617 2,393

Advanced degree

9,068 779 1,019 1,410 1,984 2,910

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, 2020