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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, third quarter 2019 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 2019 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

118,358 $461 $611 $919 $1,462 $2,275

Men

65,655 491 662 1,002 1,609 2,481

Women

52,703 419 574 825 1,275 1,903

White

90,557 475 626 943 1,488 2,285

Men

51,479 499 683 1,025 1,642 2,490

Women

39,078 424 581 843 1,311 1,913

Black or African American

15,843 401 535 727 1,116 1,641

Men

7,552 415 571 768 1,157 1,848

Women

8,291 390 514 683 1,056 1,524

Asian

7,773 516 761 1,247 1,942 2,908

Men

4,356 546 824 1,360 2,277 3,120

Women

3,417 496 691 1,138 1,745 2,382

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,472 408 526 718 1,064 1,631

Men

12,783 449 558 757 1,133 1,740

Women

8,688 380 498 661 964 1,473

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

106,634 488 651 975 1,533 2,308

Less than a high school diploma

7,192 367 476 606 783 1,076

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,784 422 548 749 1,090 1,535

Some college or associate degree

27,163 486 619 874 1,258 1,764

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,495 658 919 1,383 2,064 2,977

Bachelor's degree only

28,487 615 849 1,281 1,900 2,768

Advanced degree

17,008 769 1,057 1,559 2,307 3,454

Men, 25 years and over

59,162 516 706 1,070 1,707 2,526

Less than a high school diploma

4,962 404 515 654 855 1,180

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,262 484 604 857 1,230 1,738

Some college or associate degree

14,586 527 707 997 1,426 1,924

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,353 699 1,005 1,573 2,352 3,484

Bachelor's degree only

15,063 656 931 1,456 2,194 3,121

Advanced degree

8,290 836 1,194 1,875 2,739 3,922

Women, 25 years and over

47,472 448 601 877 1,352 1,970

Less than a high school diploma

2,230 312 392 501 642 797

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,522 383 491 629 861 1,167

Some college or associate degree

12,577 444 574 755 1,058 1,476

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,142 625 853 1,227 1,765 2,476

Bachelor's degree only

13,424 589 780 1,136 1,634 2,287

Advanced degree

8,718 736 975 1,350 1,910 2,892

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, 2019