Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2018 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2018 annual averages
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

TOTAL

Total, 25 years and over

105,138 $458 $619 $932 $1,468 $2,265

Less than a high school diploma

6,999 350 430 553 737 1,020

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,237 410 527 730 1,056 1,508

Some college or associate degree

27,476 451 596 826 1,207 1,703

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

44,427 620 882 1,324 1,975 2,913

Bachelor's degree only

27,660 589 809 1,198 1,845 2,690

Advanced degree

16,767 728 1,015 1,521 2,291 3,395

Men

Total, 25 years and over

58,324 492 679 1,026 1,625 2,489

Less than a high school diploma

4,761 385 477 607 809 1,152

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,105 455 592 819 1,181 1,650

Some college or associate degree

14,721 501 672 951 1,377 1,901

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,738 678 990 1,524 2,297 3,367

Bachelor's degree only

14,451 632 914 1,384 2,072 2,982

Advanced degree

8,287 822 1,170 1,774 2,697 3,906

Women

Total, 25 years and over

46,814 420 576 830 1,266 1,901

Less than a high school diploma

2,238 307 384 469 581 751

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,132 379 477 616 844 1,169

Some college or associate degree

12,755 411 536 717 1,007 1,381

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,689 589 798 1,145 1,708 2,384

Bachelor's degree only

13,208 551 741 1,041 1,533 2,145

Advanced degree

8,480 679 927 1,323 1,903 2,792

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

80,968 476 644 965 1,507 2,293

Less than a high school diploma

5,534 358 438 565 751 1,048

High school graduates, no college(1)

20,185 427 559 768 1,107 1,565

Some college or associate degree

21,073 472 616 869 1,256 1,760

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

34,176 638 901 1,342 1,998 2,990

Bachelor's degree only

21,637 604 833 1,229 1,879 2,785

Advanced degree

12,539 746 1,034 1,534 2,305 3,479

White men

Total, 25 years and over

46,005 505 703 1,064 1,662 2,517

Less than a high school diploma

3,921 387 481 612 818 1,175

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,730 481 613 861 1,227 1,726

Some college or associate degree

11,644 516 701 993 1,433 1,924

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,710 703 1,017 1,550 2,320 3,471

Bachelor's degree only

11,521 657 946 1,428 2,111 3,106

Advanced degree

6,189 846 1,215 1,836 2,804 4,089

White women

Total, 25 years and over

34,963 432 593 857 1,293 1,909

Less than a high school diploma

1,613 311 387 473 580 753

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,454 386 489 641 880 1,211

Some college or associate degree

9,429 421 555 742 1,038 1,428

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

16,467 602 813 1,152 1,707 2,397

Bachelor's degree only

10,117 574 752 1,051 1,538 2,185

Advanced degree

6,350 699 943 1,330 1,898 2,775

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

13,592 396 518 727 1,131 1,719

Less than a high school diploma

714 305 386 487 622 871

High school graduates, no college(1)

4,043 375 463 604 838 1,194

Some college or associate degree

4,309 399 519 684 978 1,342

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,526 517 723 1,065 1,613 2,301

Bachelor's degree only

2,868 498 676 970 1,462 2,087

Advanced degree

1,658 586 838 1,240 1,887 2,710

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,551 411 553 775 1,182 1,809

Less than a high school diploma

386 341 424 526 710 977

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,192 390 495 667 955 1,283

Some college or associate degree

2,004 422 570 755 1,114 1,480

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,970 510 732 1,139 1,706 2,492

Bachelor's degree only

1,312 494 684 1,038 1,515 2,124

Advanced degree

657 593 900 1,360 2,017 2,899

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

7,040 386 499 683 1,052 1,629

Less than a high school diploma

328 286 349 423 562 705

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,851 343 426 546 721 1,042

Some college or associate degree

2,305 388 490 628 867 1,196

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,556 523 716 1,013 1,547 2,209

Bachelor's degree only

1,556 501 669 937 1,431 2,005

Advanced degree

1,000 583 800 1,169 1,758 2,508

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,194 478 690 1,140 1,856 2,698

Less than a high school diploma

362 359 438 521 668 929

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,088 382 487 659 970 1,403

Some college or associate degree

1,042 445 585 817 1,215 1,670

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,702 652 946 1,465 2,124 2,977

Bachelor's degree only

2,476 583 834 1,270 1,895 2,676

Advanced degree

2,226 782 1,126 1,731 2,419 3,432

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,942 507 773 1,280 2,005 2,905

Less than a high school diploma

192 375 459 579 776 1,017

High school graduates, no college(1)

619 404 510 748 1,111 1,509

Some college or associate degree

545 462 612 887 1,290 1,825

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,586 725 1,098 1,685 2,403 3,254

Bachelor's degree only

1,293 667 956 1,462 2,119 2,896

Advanced degree

1,293 873 1,274 1,882 2,705 3,828

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

3,252 444 612 974 1,559 2,289

Less than a high school diploma

170 351 424 491 602 731

High school graduates, no college(1)

470 347 448 583 773 1,138

Some college or associate degree

497 436 552 717 1,106 1,525

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,116 585 840 1,242 1,881 2,508

Bachelor's degree only

1,183 508 743 1,124 1,633 2,236

Advanced degree

933 713 988 1,460 2,105 3,027

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

17,916 400 511 710 1,058 1,630

Less than a high school diploma

4,173 351 429 544 708 966

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,682 400 504 672 926 1,366

Some college or associate degree

4,157 434 572 763 1,081 1,509

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,903 516 734 1,101 1,699 2,477

Bachelor's degree only

2,701 500 692 1,002 1,577 2,298

Advanced degree

1,202 606 902 1,333 1,910 2,897

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

10,818 424 550 755 1,139 1,755

Less than a high school diploma

2,976 385 474 598 765 1,038

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,610 429 548 738 1,023 1,504

Some college or associate degree

2,298 484 623 875 1,208 1,690

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,935 534 790 1,234 1,901 2,790

Bachelor's degree only

1,374 507 725 1,115 1,766 2,517

Advanced degree

560 679 1,032 1,502 2,271 3,181

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

7,097 377 478 644 947 1,462

Less than a high school diploma

1,197 304 380 457 545 678

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,072 371 453 582 774 1,052

Some college or associate degree

1,859 400 512 677 901 1,256

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,968 504 700 991 1,492 2,115

Bachelor's degree only

1,327 492 668 914 1,383 1,976

Advanced degree

642 568 810 1,158 1,662 2,421

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: January 17, 2019