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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
2019 2020 In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2019 2020 2019 2020

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

117,584 110,387 $917 $984 $359 $380

Men, 16 years and over

65,007 60,911 1,007 1,082 394 418

16 to 24 years

5,936 5,191 607 622 237 240

25 years and over

59,070 55,720 1,070 1,144 418 442

Women, 16 years and over

52,577 49,476 821 891 321 344

16 to 24 years

4,830 4,172 540 589 211 227

25 years and over

47,747 45,304 865 929 338 359

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

90,194 85,142 945 1,003 370 387

Men

51,110 48,051 1,036 1,110 405 429

Women

39,084 37,091 840 905 328 350

Black or African American

15,460 14,044 735 794 288 307

Men

7,378 6,709 769 830 301 321

Women

8,081 7,335 704 764 275 295

Asian

7,898 7,353 1,174 1,310 459 506

Men

4,334 4,084 1,336 1,447 523 559

Women

3,563 3,269 1,025 1,143 401 442

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

21,227 19,558 706 758 276 293

Men

12,611 11,695 747 797 292 308

Women

8,616 7,863 642 705 251 272

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.

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Last Modified Date: January 21, 2021