Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth quarter 2018 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 2018 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

115,928 $444 $601 $900 $1,437 $2,213

Men

63,879 482 652 993 1,579 2,413

Women

52,050 413 554 794 1,248 1,912

White

88,968 460 616 931 1,474 2,278

Men

50,212 493 678 1,024 1,616 2,484

Women

38,755 422 569 816 1,266 1,914

Black or African American

15,162 395 518 712 1,075 1,655

Men

7,295 403 547 773 1,134 1,731

Women

7,866 388 502 665 1,020 1,570

Asian

7,850 488 690 1,095 1,868 2,704

Men

4,167 519 774 1,256 1,995 2,918

Women

3,683 446 611 937 1,571 2,304

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

20,461 399 501 684 1,011 1,570

Men

12,279 421 535 736 1,083 1,669

Women

8,182 378 464 610 915 1,370

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

105,917 468 625 946 1,500 2,294

Less than a high school diploma

6,934 360 436 543 727 1,002

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,746 421 542 746 1,072 1,534

Some college or associate degree

27,130 459 606 853 1,237 1,759

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,107 621 880 1,340 1,999 2,952

Bachelor's degree only

27,963 589 804 1,205 1,868 2,696

Advanced degree

17,144 732 1,025 1,544 2,309 3,416

Men, 25 years and over

58,461 499 693 1,045 1,647 2,503

Less than a high school diploma

4,723 387 475 595 787 1,170

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,389 467 603 835 1,198 1,711

Some college or associate degree

14,727 510 687 989 1,396 1,920

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,622 702 1,000 1,541 2,304 3,409

Bachelor's degree only

14,364 665 917 1,399 2,077 3,084

Advanced degree

8,258 838 1,195 1,833 2,711 3,909

Women, 25 years and over

47,456 428 581 834 1,300 1,988

Less than a high school diploma

2,211 325 391 480 567 723

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,357 389 486 622 849 1,174

Some college or associate degree

12,403 413 549 720 1,018 1,432

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,485 580 790 1,155 1,755 2,485

Bachelor's degree only

13,599 540 733 1,030 1,566 2,275

Advanced degree

8,886 675 934 1,342 1,975 2,884

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 17, 2019