Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth quarter 2016 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 2016 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

111,268 $404 $558 $849 $1,351 $2,067

Men

61,933 423 597 927 1,492 2,316

Women

49,335 385 514 758 1,178 1,758

White

86,250 414 580 881 1,390 2,108

Men

49,288 441 616 959 1,530 2,365

Women

36,962 392 527 778 1,210 1,782

Black or African American

14,107 354 475 675 1,001 1,496

Men

6,733 364 474 706 1,012 1,563

Women

7,374 348 475 650 988 1,415

Asian

7,157 423 609 1,022 1,748 2,700

Men

3,907 442 669 1,147 1,918 2,923

Women

3,250 407 551 908 1,459 2,114

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,021 374 473 646 981 1,483

Men

11,782 391 493 685 1,030 1,569

Women

7,238 337 422 595 882 1,333

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

101,548 420 591 896 1,409 2,132

Less than a high school diploma

6,886 336 404 519 711 1,012

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,919 388 500 698 1,012 1,455

Some college or associate degree

27,535 418 569 790 1,159 1,598

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

41,209 594 862 1,270 1,908 2,894

Bachelor's degree only

25,712 555 783 1,161 1,771 2,594

Advanced degree

15,496 711 1,005 1,476 2,212 3,341

Men, 25 years and over

56,532 451 637 977 1,551 2,401

Less than a high school diploma

4,838 372 433 586 794 1,143

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,999 412 541 779 1,126 1,562

Some college or associate degree

14,516 473 642 906 1,301 1,772

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,179 654 964 1,501 2,293 3,441

Bachelor's degree only

13,410 613 898 1,364 2,083 2,976

Advanced degree

7,769 782 1,154 1,774 2,623 3,893

Women, 25 years and over

45,016 397 539 794 1,234 1,821

Less than a high school diploma

2,048 292 354 436 549 729

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,920 354 454 603 820 1,180

Some college or associate degree

13,019 392 505 695 988 1,392

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,029 550 766 1,117 1,608 2,305

Bachelor's degree only

12,302 511 717 995 1,457 1,983

Advanced degree

7,728 668 919 1,279 1,844 2,547

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 24, 2017