Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, third quarter 2017 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 2017 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

114,859 $413 $575 $859 $1,357 $2,024

Men

64,179 438 607 937 1,490 2,295

Women

50,680 393 522 767 1,166 1,766

White

88,794 422 590 887 1,396 2,091

Men

50,776 449 622 965 1,526 2,308

Women

38,018 402 544 791 1,200 1,815

Black or African American

14,727 378 492 696 1,045 1,579

Men

7,131 395 518 744 1,135 1,761

Women

7,596 360 468 658 968 1,370

Asian

7,509 438 613 1,010 1,725 2,482

Men

4,132 475 693 1,147 1,881 2,726

Women

3,377 402 550 902 1,476 2,095

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,091 375 475 655 981 1,522

Men

12,183 390 500 698 1,036 1,641

Women

7,908 348 428 597 892 1,356

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

103,686 441 606 909 1,422 2,111

Less than a high school diploma

7,054 327 410 522 730 1,034

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,342 400 520 714 1,019 1,456

Some college or associate degree

27,341 437 580 801 1,156 1,646

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

42,949 612 865 1,271 1,897 2,864

Bachelor's degree only

26,876 579 783 1,164 1,770 2,519

Advanced degree

16,073 729 1,002 1,470 2,118 3,093

Men, 25 years and over

57,836 480 651 995 1,567 2,363

Less than a high school diploma

4,790 362 454 591 808 1,173

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,235 441 588 799 1,128 1,603

Some college or associate degree

14,582 479 635 915 1,339 1,886

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,229 647 975 1,460 2,185 3,123

Bachelor's degree only

14,132 610 914 1,373 2,001 2,910

Advanced degree

8,097 771 1,120 1,671 2,419 3,499

Women, 25 years and over

45,850 411 560 811 1,224 1,849

Less than a high school diploma

2,264 299 365 447 566 737

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,107 367 463 608 844 1,132

Some college or associate degree

12,759 411 523 703 981 1,334

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,720 586 774 1,128 1,651 2,300

Bachelor's degree only

12,744 533 724 995 1,466 2,001

Advanced degree

7,976 698 951 1,329 1,886 2,765

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 18, 2017