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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first 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, 1st 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

115,918 $468 $630 $957 $1,514 $2,320

Men

63,549 493 686 1,066 1,677 2,625

Women

52,370 434 592 857 1,319 1,967

White

89,310 479 648 979 1,543 2,370

Men

49,898 504 706 1,096 1,735 2,699

Women

39,412 446 598 873 1,328 1,943

Black or African American

14,902 400 562 775 1,181 1,805

Men

7,065 417 586 823 1,271 1,876

Women

7,837 386 538 742 1,082 1,674

Asian

7,736 506 735 1,221 1,924 2,976

Men

4,404 513 787 1,360 2,229 3,174

Women

3,332 496 675 1,106 1,746 2,524

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,153 413 538 722 1,114 1,643

Men

12,470 437 565 763 1,195 1,784

Women

8,683 387 511 678 985 1,479

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

106,239 491 670 1,000 1,565 2,410

Less than a high school diploma

6,314 356 476 609 804 1,227

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,056 431 577 768 1,114 1,567

Some college or associate degree

26,831 484 622 880 1,292 1,829

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

47,038 661 937 1,385 2,098 3,104

Bachelor's degree only

29,131 620 877 1,263 1,903 2,882

Advanced degree

17,907 761 1,068 1,604 2,411 3,649

Men, 25 years and over

58,297 524 729 1,131 1,761 2,746

Less than a high school diploma

4,194 394 506 661 929 1,336

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,861 485 621 858 1,234 1,719

Some college or associate degree

14,404 533 714 1,014 1,472 2,009

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,838 725 1,064 1,610 2,405 3,649

Bachelor's degree only

15,171 676 979 1,473 2,239 3,151

Advanced degree

8,667 855 1,255 1,889 2,897 4,406

Women, 25 years and over

47,941 459 611 894 1,362 2,020

Less than a high school diploma

2,120 286 400 527 677 825

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,195 385 502 659 884 1,253

Some college or associate degree

12,427 450 575 754 1,058 1,487

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,200 618 862 1,181 1,768 2,520

Bachelor's degree only

13,960 585 792 1,101 1,586 2,296

Advanced degree

9,240 734 963 1,372 2,005 2,909

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: April 15, 2020