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Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages,

Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2020 2021 In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2020 2021 2020 2021

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

110,387 114,316 $984 $998 $380 $368

Men, 16 years and over

60,911 62,928 1,082 1,097 418 405

16 to 24 years

5,191 5,737 622 650 240 240

25 years and over

55,720 57,191 1,144 1,160 442 428

Women, 16 years and over

49,476 51,388 891 912 344 336

16 to 24 years

4,172 4,655 589 605 227 223

25 years and over

45,304 46,733 929 954 359 352

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

85,142 87,738 1,003 1,018 387 376

Men

48,051 49,382 1,110 1,125 429 415

Women

37,091 38,356 905 925 350 341

Black or African American

14,044 14,740 794 801 307 296

Men

6,709 7,099 830 825 321 304

Women

7,335 7,641 764 776 295 286

Asian

7,353 7,780 1,310 1,328 506 490

Men

4,084 4,259 1,447 1,453 559 536

Women

3,269 3,520 1,143 1,141 442 421

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,558 20,841 758 777 293 287

Men

11,695 12,469 797 820 308 303

Women

7,863 8,372 705 718 272 265

NOTE: 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.

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2022