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Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2020 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2020 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

101,024 $505 $692 $1,029 $1,610 $2,430

Less than a high school diploma

5,699 377 487 619 827 1,189

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,153 448 588 781 1,137 1,580

Some college or associate degree

25,413 497 648 903 1,304 1,844

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,759 680 956 1,421 2,113 3,102

Bachelor's degree only

27,904 629 886 1,305 1,918 2,887

Advanced degree

17,854 784 1,109 1,624 2,401 3,526

Men

Total, 25 years and over

55,720 545 744 1,144 1,797 2,715

Less than a high school diploma

3,870 409 520 674 915 1,308

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,013 495 638 881 1,258 1,761

Some college or associate degree

13,736 555 729 1,027 1,474 2,018

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,100 735 1,086 1,644 2,414 3,518

Bachelor's degree only

14,557 686 990 1,504 2,250 3,122

Advanced degree

8,543 877 1,268 1,890 2,884 4,044

Women

Total, 25 years and over

45,304 478 633 929 1,412 2,097

Less than a high school diploma

1,829 312 412 525 676 874

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,140 400 511 671 907 1,253

Some college or associate degree

11,677 462 589 779 1,085 1,503

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,658 638 881 1,239 1,841 2,603

Bachelor's degree only

13,347 599 804 1,135 1,637 2,315

Advanced degree

9,311 745 1,000 1,426 2,023 2,973

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

77,814 516 708 1,056 1,637 2,482

Less than a high school diploma

4,525 379 491 626 851 1,218

High school graduates, no college(1)

18,719 466 601 811 1,172 1,637

Some college or associate degree

19,715 509 670 934 1,351 1,889

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

34,856 695 971 1,433 2,118 3,137

Bachelor's degree only

21,684 650 908 1,341 1,967 2,902

Advanced degree

13,172 796 1,107 1,607 2,398 3,633

White men

Total, 25 years and over

43,895 565 767 1,166 1,837 2,765

Less than a high school diploma

3,195 412 525 684 937 1,346

High school graduates, no college(1)

11,957 508 661 915 1,311 1,830

Some college or associate degree

10,896 577 754 1,073 1,524 2,104

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,847 759 1,125 1,668 2,471 3,694

Bachelor's degree only

11,555 716 1,033 1,547 2,287 3,260

Advanced degree

6,292 888 1,276 1,895 2,894 4,313

White women

Total, 25 years and over

33,919 486 647 944 1,418 2,091

Less than a high school diploma

1,330 308 411 520 669 859

High school graduates, no college(1)

6,762 410 521 685 926 1,270

Some college or associate degree

8,819 475 597 797 1,111 1,529

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,009 649 889 1,239 1,826 2,593

Bachelor's degree only

10,129 608 816 1,142 1,656 2,322

Advanced degree

6,880 752 1,001 1,406 1,990 2,924

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

12,890 441 598 830 1,260 1,895

Less than a high school diploma

631 339 441 579 727 987

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,683 398 518 685 949 1,337

Some college or associate degree

3,817 439 586 764 1,096 1,478

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,759 585 806 1,166 1,739 2,413

Bachelor's degree only

2,920 547 740 1,054 1,535 2,230

Advanced degree

1,839 687 944 1,408 2,006 2,880

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,114 472 617 879 1,323 1,983

Less than a high school diploma

346 392 480 605 754 997

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,016 434 576 738 1,064 1,446

Some college or associate degree

1,819 476 625 845 1,207 1,587

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,934 590 841 1,247 1,882 2,679

Bachelor's degree only

1,286 556 781 1,124 1,712 2,391

Advanced degree

648 704 1,054 1,538 2,217 3,089

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,776 420 581 794 1,206 1,850

Less than a high school diploma

285 305 402 522 688 939

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,667 377 479 622 823 1,166

Some college or associate degree

1,998 417 550 714 980 1,347

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,825 581 779 1,129 1,621 2,312

Bachelor's degree only

1,634 542 723 1,011 1,433 2,082

Advanced degree

1,191 683 905 1,323 1,918 2,691

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,971 552 799 1,351 2,111 3,019

Less than a high school diploma

269 370 489 605 771 1,017

High school graduates, no college(1)

852 412 536 702 1,021 1,465

Some college or associate degree

835 505 638 919 1,315 1,768

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

5,014 726 1,048 1,650 2,475 3,377

Bachelor's degree only

2,562 612 915 1,413 2,128 2,924

Advanced degree

2,453 887 1,290 1,892 2,721 3,851

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,894 596 883 1,491 2,318 3,284

Less than a high school diploma

141 403 517 624 848 1,127

High school graduates, no college(1)

487 467 600 784 1,146 1,739

Some college or associate degree

468 550 692 1,007 1,436 1,867

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,797 765 1,178 1,871 2,696 3,648

Bachelor's degree only

1,357 658 981 1,594 2,387 3,170

Advanced degree

1,439 977 1,412 2,006 2,898 3,880

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

3,077 509 729 1,164 1,883 2,717

Less than a high school diploma

128 343 429 586 719 893

High school graduates, no college(1)

365 380 486 617 809 1,264

Some college or associate degree

367 487 597 792 1,155 1,588

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,218 660 954 1,440 2,107 3,002

Bachelor's degree only

1,204 583 862 1,238 1,879 2,531

Advanced degree

1,013 798 1,151 1,709 2,416 3,514

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

17,348 448 584 795 1,223 1,864

Less than a high school diploma

3,379 377 482 601 786 1,072

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,325 434 568 721 1,015 1,433

Some college or associate degree

4,202 493 612 829 1,207 1,666

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,443 584 808 1,230 1,878 2,702

Bachelor's degree only

2,998 546 749 1,108 1,727 2,430

Advanced degree

1,445 694 1,023 1,487 2,177 3,165

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

10,414 479 606 836 1,305 1,921

Less than a high school diploma

2,397 407 510 644 845 1,185

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,490 477 602 791 1,131 1,534

Some college or associate degree

2,300 525 676 951 1,375 1,859

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,229 583 841 1,371 2,100 3,027

Bachelor's degree only

1,540 553 788 1,251 1,914 2,883

Advanced degree

689 672 1,051 1,613 2,322 3,634

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

6,934 413 539 733 1,109 1,677

Less than a high school diploma

983 299 406 511 628 779

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,835 391 497 637 828 1,142

Some college or associate degree

1,902 477 572 737 1,015 1,371

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,214 585 779 1,125 1,665 2,298

Bachelor's degree only

1,458 538 720 1,000 1,444 1,998

Advanced degree

756 708 1,000 1,403 1,969 2,842

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 21, 2021