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
2016 2017 In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2016 2017 2016 2017

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

111,091 113,272 $832 $860 $347 $351

Men, 16 years and over

61,930 62,980 915 941 381 384

16 to 24 years

5,646 5,791 512 547 213 223

25 years and over

56,284 57,190 969 996 404 406

Women, 16 years and over

49,161 50,291 749 770 312 314

16 to 24 years

4,430 4,490 486 499 203 204

25 years and over

44,731 45,801 784 810 327 330

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

86,474 87,730 862 890 359 363

Men

49,310 50,003 942 971 393 396

Women

37,163 37,727 766 795 319 324

Black or African American

13,963 14,521 678 682 282 278

Men

6,728 6,928 718 710 299 289

Women

7,235 7,593 641 657 267 268

Asian

7,030 7,320 1,021 1,043 425 426

Men

3,888 4,014 1,151 1,207 479 492

Women

3,142 3,306 902 903 376 368

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,950 19,615 624 655 260 267

Men

11,666 11,896 663 690 276 282

Women

7,284 7,719 586 603 244 246

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 17, 2018