Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, second quarter 2019 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2nd quarter 2019 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

117,567 $454 $611 $908 $1,432 $2,270

Men

65,354 488 659 1,000 1,580 2,479

Women

52,214 417 566 814 1,247 1,887

White

90,285 472 629 933 1,467 2,291

Men

51,321 500 684 1,026 1,632 2,504

Women

38,964 425 582 835 1,263 1,896

Black or African American

15,301 394 518 724 1,111 1,557

Men

7,402 408 546 761 1,144 1,635

Women

7,900 381 502 691 1,064 1,489

Asian

7,952 494 700 1,152 1,900 2,805

Men

4,418 527 779 1,331 2,101 2,914

Women

3,534 473 627 965 1,695 2,406

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,122 403 512 696 1,021 1,573

Men

12,679 431 549 746 1,115 1,671

Women

8,444 382 485 621 921 1,418

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

106,662 483 646 960 1,494 2,304

Less than a high school diploma

7,355 385 477 588 774 1,090

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,569 427 562 751 1,075 1,521

Some college or associate degree

27,342 478 612 848 1,213 1,695

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,396 649 907 1,357 2,044 2,989

Bachelor's degree only

27,825 607 841 1,236 1,882 2,769

Advanced degree

17,572 756 1,049 1,561 2,319 3,449

Men, 25 years and over

59,254 511 701 1,059 1,666 2,519

Less than a high school diploma

5,027 423 508 644 869 1,183

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,339 480 613 851 1,206 1,691

Some college or associate degree

14,556 517 691 987 1,385 1,911

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,331 695 1,026 1,565 2,364 3,447

Bachelor's degree only

14,657 658 950 1,421 2,177 3,107

Advanced degree

8,674 797 1,190 1,886 2,723 3,997

Women, 25 years and over

47,408 444 596 855 1,304 1,913

Less than a high school diploma

2,328 322 407 496 603 747

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,230 385 501 644 859 1,174

Some college or associate degree

12,786 434 558 734 1,013 1,353

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,065 612 840 1,179 1,737 2,424

Bachelor's degree only

13,167 567 766 1,071 1,543 2,213

Advanced degree

8,898 733 951 1,363 1,917 2,822

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: July 17, 2019