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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, third quarter 2021 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2021 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

115,332 $510 $683 $1,001 $1,577 $2,412

Men

63,746 545 720 1,100 1,730 2,610

Women

51,586 484 634 916 1,451 2,166

White

88,561 519 696 1,024 1,608 2,418

Men

49,965 567 739 1,134 1,754 2,633

Women

38,596 488 645 929 1,454 2,128

Black or African American

14,789 462 600 799 1,258 1,900

Men

7,254 470 615 813 1,300 1,889

Women

7,535 455 588 783 1,242 1,910

Asian

7,860 581 787 1,309 2,144 3,100

Men

4,297 599 873 1,414 2,382 3,343

Women

3,562 545 721 1,189 1,917 2,826

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,207 460 593 779 1,188 1,820

Men

12,822 486 615 826 1,234 1,850

Women

8,385 423 551 723 1,123 1,758

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

104,476 540 720 1,068 1,661 2,501

Less than a high school diploma

6,050 394 498 633 844 1,195

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,365 485 616 817 1,176 1,645

Some college or associate degree

25,936 530 686 942 1,371 1,894

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

47,125 715 972 1,474 2,187 3,124

Bachelor's degree only

28,855 660 919 1,358 1,998 2,909

Advanced degree

18,270 793 1,136 1,661 2,478 3,663

Men, 25 years and over

57,735 585 766 1,162 1,810 2,721

Less than a high school diploma

4,140 424 540 689 911 1,273

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,136 522 676 916 1,295 1,826

Some college or associate degree

13,913 596 757 1,074 1,501 2,094

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,546 756 1,124 1,652 2,477 3,568

Bachelor's degree only

14,860 721 1,001 1,521 2,260 3,119

Advanced degree

8,686 906 1,286 1,895 2,882 4,239

Women, 25 years and over

46,741 503 675 960 1,512 2,282

Less than a high school diploma

1,910 347 435 534 663 883

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,230 424 551 707 934 1,323

Some college or associate degree

12,023 486 618 816 1,163 1,633

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,579 675 904 1,311 1,913 2,875

Bachelor's degree only

13,995 628 849 1,202 1,770 2,600

Advanced degree

9,584 758 1,005 1,495 2,124 2,959

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: October 19, 2021