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

111,480 $488 $654 $984 $1,539 $2,321

Men

61,396 512 698 1,072 1,717 2,566

Women

50,083 461 610 894 1,364 2,050

White

85,757 498 674 1,007 1,563 2,383

Men

48,273 523 716 1,108 1,745 2,614

Women

37,484 475 620 912 1,379 2,068

Black or African American

14,298 421 572 792 1,186 1,758

Men

6,785 438 586 810 1,211 1,836

Women

7,513 411 547 775 1,162 1,711

Asian

7,493 543 757 1,261 2,088 2,923

Men

4,209 595 837 1,457 2,288 3,101

Women

3,285 496 703 1,091 1,847 2,843

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,910 430 559 742 1,147 1,781

Men

11,868 446 583 769 1,201 1,874

Women

8,042 411 522 706 1,066 1,612

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

101,847 507 689 1,029 1,603 2,421

Less than a high school diploma

5,941 374 488 608 830 1,175

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,797 457 587 781 1,148 1,560

Some college or associate degree

25,317 501 650 917 1,301 1,836

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,793 684 952 1,421 2,119 3,105

Bachelor's degree only

28,036 634 876 1,283 1,916 2,895

Advanced degree

17,757 770 1,106 1,627 2,411 3,506

Men, 25 years and over

55,998 543 736 1,137 1,782 2,700

Less than a high school diploma

4,009 409 524 647 892 1,306

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,549 497 635 884 1,257 1,739

Some college or associate degree

13,533 557 730 1,039 1,467 2,001

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,907 735 1,070 1,646 2,476 3,535

Bachelor's degree only

14,708 693 984 1,510 2,279 3,159

Advanced degree

8,198 858 1,260 1,897 2,896 3,911

Women, 25 years and over

45,850 482 634 937 1,419 2,111

Less than a high school diploma

1,932 324 415 529 683 950

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,248 411 515 665 914 1,275

Some college or associate degree

11,784 472 592 791 1,106 1,550

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,886 644 872 1,234 1,857 2,591

Bachelor's degree only

13,328 605 796 1,120 1,633 2,316

Advanced degree

9,559 738 1,012 1,439 2,081 2,975

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: January 21, 2021