Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2017 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2017 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

102,991 $434 $604 $907 $1,425 $2,139

Less than a high school diploma

7,038 329 405 520 723 1,013

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,011 396 516 712 1,020 1,471

Some college or associate degree

27,387 430 580 798 1,159 1,629

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

42,555 608 865 1,279 1,911 2,887

Bachelor's degree only

26,456 577 790 1,173 1,817 2,604

Advanced degree

16,099 715 1,001 1,470 2,186 3,154

Men

Total, 25 years and over

57,190 471 648 996 1,573 2,384

Less than a high school diploma

4,781 361 435 584 799 1,149

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,980 432 580 797 1,150 1,628

Some college or associate degree

14,541 478 637 917 1,333 1,878

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,887 648 972 1,481 2,257 3,221

Bachelor's degree only

13,908 608 901 1,378 2,019 2,913

Advanced degree

7,980 757 1,138 1,737 2,497 3,734

Women

Total, 25 years and over

45,801 407 560 810 1,232 1,869

Less than a high school diploma

2,257 294 368 447 577 757

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,031 361 463 610 833 1,143

Some college or associate degree

12,846 403 520 700 978 1,346

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,668 584 785 1,131 1,655 2,313

Bachelor's degree only

12,548 532 728 1,013 1,490 2,100

Advanced degree

8,119 680 928 1,291 1,879 2,690

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

79,864 451 621 937 1,460 2,208

Less than a high school diploma

5,589 336 410 527 745 1,033

High school graduates, no college(1)

20,187 410 538 746 1,070 1,519

Some college or associate degree

21,105 448 598 834 1,209 1,708

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

32,983 623 886 1,314 1,922 2,898

Bachelor's degree only

20,930 593 817 1,209 1,864 2,690

Advanced degree

12,053 735 1,018 1,487 2,215 3,265

White men

Total, 25 years and over

45,461 484 673 1,023 1,614 2,409

Less than a high school diploma

3,942 371 443 591 812 1,165

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,767 453 597 831 1,188 1,683

Some college or associate degree

11,518 495 666 959 1,386 1,903

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,235 675 995 1,516 2,284 3,306

Bachelor's degree only

11,259 628 933 1,410 2,090 2,959

Advanced degree

5,976 781 1,156 1,760 2,519 3,860

White women

Total, 25 years and over

34,403 417 580 836 1,254 1,885

Less than a high school diploma

1,647 295 372 446 576 758

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,420 374 479 627 861 1,171

Some college or associate degree

9,587 413 534 717 1,006 1,387

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

15,749 597 803 1,141 1,665 2,322

Bachelor's degree only

9,671 560 741 1,031 1,523 2,121

Advanced degree

6,078 703 943 1,306 1,879 2,688

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

13,100 383 503 712 1,071 1,591

Less than a high school diploma

764 300 378 483 619 880

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,893 354 446 599 817 1,160

Some college or associate degree

4,226 388 502 678 951 1,305

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,218 499 708 1,021 1,526 2,281

Bachelor's degree only

2,636 468 657 933 1,389 2,017

Advanced degree

1,582 613 825 1,188 1,744 2,582

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,230 396 521 743 1,139 1,742

Less than a high school diploma

414 311 394 504 683 952

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,106 381 489 653 918 1,256

Some college or associate degree

1,957 408 530 736 1,023 1,468

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,754 495 705 1,109 1,692 2,475

Bachelor's degree only

1,155 473 653 998 1,558 2,381

Advanced degree

599 604 867 1,295 1,890 2,721

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,871 373 489 685 1,012 1,488

Less than a high school diploma

350 289 355 450 580 762

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,787 331 410 539 709 1,003

Some college or associate degree

2,269 375 484 633 871 1,157

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,464 503 710 980 1,406 2,014

Bachelor's degree only

1,481 465 660 897 1,256 1,767

Advanced degree

983 618 806 1,133 1,610 2,487

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,874 460 666 1,099 1,794 2,610

Less than a high school diploma

358 327 395 505 680 1,021

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,059 370 484 653 931 1,382

Some college or associate degree

1,047 432 559 772 1,105 1,542

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,410 624 939 1,441 2,098 2,922

Bachelor's degree only

2,265 580 831 1,274 1,888 2,677

Advanced degree

2,146 733 1,095 1,673 2,340 3,268

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,778 500 752 1,253 1,921 2,900

Less than a high school diploma

182 357 449 590 823 1,187

High school graduates, no college(1)

575 392 512 714 1,064 1,516

Some college or associate degree

556 445 601 856 1,214 1,716

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,465 715 1,078 1,625 2,328 3,287

Bachelor's degree only

1,193 646 968 1,437 2,100 2,919

Advanced degree

1,272 810 1,203 1,800 2,524 3,523

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

3,096 412 592 932 1,532 2,183

Less than a high school diploma

176 310 367 438 570 719

High school graduates, no college(1)

484 349 452 591 805 1,069

Some college or associate degree

491 420 519 710 958 1,330

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,946 567 829 1,248 1,870 2,538

Bachelor's degree only

1,072 500 735 1,090 1,641 2,192

Advanced degree

874 645 969 1,462 1,991 2,890

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

17,241 384 488 688 1,024 1,611

Less than a high school diploma

4,236 327 404 510 699 952

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,239 385 488 651 909 1,300

Some college or associate degree

4,050 410 533 737 1,051 1,546

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,716 488 718 1,066 1,668 2,324

Bachelor's degree only

2,563 470 672 989 1,514 2,184

Advanced degree

1,153 584 861 1,307 1,904 2,813

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

10,486 398 510 719 1,099 1,743

Less than a high school diploma

3,053 360 425 564 755 1,018

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,375 410 520 709 1,007 1,451

Some college or associate degree

2,185 438 598 812 1,196 1,764

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,872 493 736 1,173 1,884 2,716

Bachelor's degree only

1,326 477 689 1,066 1,712 2,392

Advanced degree

546 600 927 1,588 2,290 3,107

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

6,756 357 452 634 940 1,416

Less than a high school diploma

1,183 288 363 431 529 690

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,864 340 424 575 760 1,003

Some college or associate degree

1,865 393 494 663 906 1,255

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,844 483 703 992 1,448 1,998

Bachelor's degree only

1,237 463 656 915 1,346 1,896

Advanced degree

607 562 827 1,155 1,670 2,285

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, 2018