Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Economic News Release
PRINT:Print
CPS CPS Program Links

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2021 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2021 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

103,924 $528 $714 $1,057 $1,648 $2,506

Less than a high school diploma

6,033 388 496 626 850 1,179

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,860 479 608 809 1,164 1,642

Some college or associate degree

25,824 516 673 925 1,337 1,890

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

47,207 706 973 1,452 2,194 3,246

Bachelor's degree only

28,930 659 907 1,334 1,982 2,913

Advanced degree

18,277 809 1,139 1,658 2,492 3,812

Men

Total, 25 years and over

57,191 576 764 1,160 1,839 2,838

Less than a high school diploma

4,123 415 527 684 926 1,264

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,496 514 669 904 1,299 1,832

Some college or associate degree

13,775 581 749 1,047 1,506 2,093

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,798 752 1,119 1,661 2,507 3,826

Bachelor's degree only

15,069 716 1,003 1,512 2,287 3,316

Advanced degree

8,729 896 1,328 1,910 2,906 4,354

Women

Total, 25 years and over

46,733 499 661 954 1,462 2,178

Less than a high school diploma

1,910 341 430 550 676 887

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,364 420 544 698 936 1,324

Some college or associate degree

12,049 483 609 803 1,129 1,544

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,409 669 904 1,272 1,882 2,711

Bachelor's degree only

13,861 622 832 1,165 1,725 2,488

Advanced degree

9,548 765 1,023 1,460 2,087 2,920

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

79,699 546 732 1,085 1,672 2,518

Less than a high school diploma

4,897 392 504 637 870 1,188

High school graduates, no college(1)

19,086 488 621 841 1,207 1,716

Some college or associate degree

19,916 537 696 962 1,379 1,914

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

35,800 723 990 1,468 2,211 3,298

Bachelor's degree only

22,468 679 927 1,359 2,011 2,977

Advanced degree

13,332 829 1,149 1,662 2,497 3,839

White men

Total, 25 years and over

44,861 587 786 1,184 1,861 2,878

Less than a high school diploma

3,449 421 544 691 938 1,268

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,173 528 692 940 1,341 1,886

Some college or associate degree

10,934 598 780 1,096 1,555 2,122

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,305 767 1,135 1,673 2,521 3,849

Bachelor's degree only

11,948 735 1,032 1,543 2,305 3,429

Advanced degree

6,357 915 1,335 1,916 2,910 4,487

White women

Total, 25 years and over

34,838 507 677 968 1,475 2,184

Less than a high school diploma

1,448 347 435 554 680 883

High school graduates, no college(1)

6,913 431 555 710 953 1,340

Some college or associate degree

8,983 490 621 824 1,147 1,569

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,495 683 915 1,292 1,885 2,719

Bachelor's degree only

10,519 638 845 1,180 1,741 2,499

Advanced degree

6,976 782 1,038 1,465 2,081 2,921

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

13,351 474 610 844 1,302 1,913

Less than a high school diploma

581 354 448 562 733 1,003

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,842 415 554 708 982 1,428

Some college or associate degree

3,951 472 592 766 1,127 1,548

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,976 591 809 1,164 1,739 2,500

Bachelor's degree only

3,068 563 754 1,070 1,555 2,285

Advanced degree

1,908 682 942 1,360 1,969 2,896

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,383 486 635 885 1,377 2,038

Less than a high school diploma

357 389 478 597 766 1,053

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,186 462 590 754 1,092 1,495

Some college or associate degree

1,789 484 627 838 1,220 1,686

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,052 616 851 1,321 1,911 2,876

Bachelor's degree only

1,347 594 793 1,167 1,749 2,490

Advanced degree

705 709 1,008 1,561 2,227 3,236

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,967 455 592 812 1,233 1,780

Less than a high school diploma

224 311 412 532 637 894

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,657 386 508 653 861 1,297

Some college or associate degree

2,162 454 572 718 1,041 1,441

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,924 569 786 1,105 1,566 2,317

Bachelor's degree only

1,721 526 725 995 1,386 2,064

Advanced degree

1,203 645 924 1,248 1,850 2,575

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,355 584 825 1,369 2,155 3,135

Less than a high school diploma

274 352 476 597 781 1,104

High school graduates, no college(1)

997 459 588 748 1,027 1,489

Some college or associate degree

914 523 675 910 1,297 1,904

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

5,170 752 1,126 1,712 2,501 3,607

Bachelor's degree only

2,586 684 970 1,474 2,257 3,096

Advanced degree

2,583 922 1,331 1,895 2,878 3,899

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

4,048 614 923 1,500 2,393 3,481

Less than a high school diploma

139 378 500 658 913 1,284

High school graduates, no college(1)

554 504 619 843 1,215 1,640

Some college or associate degree

499 577 716 989 1,407 2,024

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,855 821 1,237 1,885 2,844 3,871

Bachelor's degree only

1,368 710 1,035 1,631 2,414 3,243

Advanced degree

1,486 1,008 1,463 2,090 3,075 4,304

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

3,307 533 744 1,169 1,885 2,779

Less than a high school diploma

135 324 432 533 675 919

High school graduates, no college(1)

443 408 533 673 875 1,146

Some college or associate degree

415 495 610 833 1,146 1,555

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,315 712 991 1,496 2,172 3,110

Bachelor's degree only

1,218 664 920 1,351 1,931 2,881

Advanced degree

1,097 797 1,132 1,619 2,354 3,454

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

18,234 474 603 818 1,242 1,890

Less than a high school diploma

3,806 387 495 616 803 1,110

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,613 469 590 760 1,042 1,500

Some college or associate degree

4,245 504 645 868 1,228 1,733

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,569 616 849 1,260 1,895 2,801

Bachelor's degree only

3,117 588 783 1,160 1,747 2,521

Advanced degree

1,452 742 1,046 1,536 2,213 3,150

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

10,974 491 624 878 1,309 1,946

Less than a high school diploma

2,712 409 519 660 891 1,191

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,694 496 623 824 1,157 1,599

Some college or associate degree

2,265 560 706 985 1,357 1,910

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,302 644 905 1,373 2,095 3,156

Bachelor's degree only

1,606 609 845 1,251 1,905 2,886

Advanced degree

697 761 1,156 1,750 2,508 3,827

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

7,260 436 571 752 1,150 1,755

Less than a high school diploma

1,094 345 428 544 652 807

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,919 419 521 655 839 1,179

Some college or associate degree

1,980 474 603 771 1,044 1,444

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,267 596 803 1,164 1,729 2,477

Bachelor's degree only

1,511 565 742 1,068 1,563 2,295

Advanced degree

756 715 973 1,401 1,951 2,703

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.

Last Modified Date: January 19, 2022