Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth 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, 4th 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

118,286 $467 $623 $936 $1,488 $2,280

Men

64,942 496 672 1,022 1,627 2,490

Women

53,344 424 585 843 1,306 1,921

White

90,753 480 639 967 1,513 2,294

Men

50,996 507 695 1,058 1,661 2,506

Women

39,757 438 594 859 1,333 1,921

Black or African American

15,463 397 547 756 1,139 1,792

Men

7,391 419 584 778 1,172 1,865

Women

8,072 380 515 738 1,080 1,734

Asian

8,073 501 726 1,166 1,903 2,875

Men

4,377 521 753 1,335 2,098 2,922

Women

3,696 487 685 1,008 1,642 2,323

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,494 404 523 712 1,067 1,644

Men

12,584 428 571 761 1,143 1,786

Women

8,910 382 493 654 973 1,460

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

108,100 487 654 984 1,543 2,313

Less than a high school diploma

6,601 373 456 596 782 1,098

High school graduates, no college(1)

27,328 427 561 747 1,100 1,563

Some college or associate degree

27,598 477 619 870 1,259 1,767

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

46,573 669 940 1,382 2,084 2,988

Bachelor's degree only

28,684 627 880 1,259 1,903 2,876

Advanced degree

17,889 767 1,086 1,571 2,313 3,406

Men, 25 years and over

59,337 520 709 1,090 1,727 2,539

Less than a high school diploma

4,394 393 508 643 872 1,251

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,804 481 615 849 1,253 1,748

Some college or associate degree

14,881 520 696 995 1,451 1,983

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,258 725 1,047 1,569 2,321 3,429

Bachelor's degree only

14,584 681 970 1,457 2,200 3,121

Advanced degree

8,674 856 1,216 1,783 2,685 3,900

Women, 25 years and over

48,763 449 605 883 1,363 2,003

Less than a high school diploma

2,207 333 398 499 626 757

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,524 389 496 636 848 1,202

Some college or associate degree

12,717 421 568 742 1,030 1,446

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,315 629 872 1,230 1,796 2,517

Bachelor's degree only

14,100 601 799 1,133 1,606 2,290

Advanced degree

9,215 731 1,000 1,398 2,020 2,896

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.

Table of Contents

Last Modified Date: January 17, 2020