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

117,184 $431 $592 $887 $1,408 $2,107

Men

65,216 468 629 973 1,541 2,340

Women

51,968 407 542 796 1,221 1,828

White

90,067 449 611 915 1,438 2,168

Men

51,339 481 656 1,004 1,568 2,412

Women

38,728 419 575 825 1,237 1,851

Black or African American

15,338 384 493 686 1,110 1,653

Men

7,461 399 528 726 1,171 1,765

Women

7,877 375 467 631 1,013 1,561

Asian

7,757 448 647 1,128 1,763 2,573

Men

4,281 470 730 1,252 1,988 2,894

Women

3,477 428 589 965 1,489 2,160

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,501 395 501 689 1,020 1,534

Men

12,407 410 522 722 1,107 1,619

Women

8,093 373 474 621 918 1,374

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

105,787 464 621 934 1,466 2,214

Less than a high school diploma

7,075 346 428 556 739 1,049

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,300 418 534 736 1,067 1,492

Some college or associate degree

27,584 458 596 826 1,206 1,678

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

44,828 623 890 1,338 1,921 2,907

Bachelor's degree only

28,146 594 831 1,232 1,855 2,687

Advanced degree

16,682 725 1,010 1,487 2,241 3,393

Men, 25 years and over

58,853 497 683 1,033 1,616 2,483

Less than a high school diploma

4,865 380 476 610 818 1,156

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,130 475 597 823 1,197 1,627

Some college or associate degree

14,858 510 682 935 1,380 1,900

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,999 671 997 1,518 2,285 3,367

Bachelor's degree only

14,698 620 927 1,415 2,079 2,922

Advanced degree

8,301 796 1,165 1,743 2,601 3,922

Women, 25 years and over

46,934 426 577 841 1,268 1,887

Less than a high school diploma

2,209 305 385 476 586 768

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,170 386 479 615 853 1,162

Some college or associate degree

12,726 417 531 712 1,009 1,368

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,828 600 820 1,154 1,688 2,316

Bachelor's degree only

13,448 576 762 1,069 1,565 2,145

Advanced degree

8,381 683 917 1,269 1,871 2,789

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, 2018