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Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2019 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2019 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

106,818 $482 $647 $969 $1,524 $2,308

Less than a high school diploma

7,011 368 463 592 772 1,078

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,756 423 553 746 1,084 1,536

Some college or associate degree

27,279 477 613 856 1,240 1,749

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

45,772 653 918 1,367 2,071 2,994

Bachelor's degree only

28,313 612 846 1,248 1,892 2,789

Advanced degree

17,460 766 1,066 1,567 2,316 3,468

Men

Total, 25 years and over

59,070 512 703 1,070 1,702 2,552

Less than a high school diploma

4,749 398 505 644 857 1,187

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,428 479 609 844 1,221 1,714

Some college or associate degree

14,648 520 698 991 1,424 1,924

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

23,246 701 1,025 1,573 2,355 3,475

Bachelor's degree only

14,731 656 946 1,442 2,179 3,113

Advanced degree

8,515 838 1,221 1,878 2,769 3,998

Women

Total, 25 years and over

47,747 441 597 865 1,334 1,936

Less than a high school diploma

2,262 318 395 494 615 768

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,328 384 493 633 853 1,176

Some college or associate degree

12,631 426 558 737 1,019 1,417

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

22,526 618 846 1,195 1,755 2,486

Bachelor's degree only

13,582 584 772 1,100 1,570 2,268

Advanced degree

8,944 734 972 1,365 1,931 2,884

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

81,952 493 671 995 1,551 2,323

Less than a high school diploma

5,582 379 478 604 785 1,104

High school graduates, no college(1)

20,591 441 575 778 1,138 1,588

Some college or associate degree

20,940 489 636 894 1,298 1,816

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

34,838 673 935 1,380 2,087 3,085

Bachelor's degree only

21,800 624 866 1,270 1,907 2,884

Advanced degree

13,037 778 1,074 1,568 2,319 3,594

White men

Total, 25 years and over

46,465 524 725 1,107 1,740 2,614

Less than a high school diploma

3,896 408 513 658 870 1,213

High school graduates, no college(1)

13,023 490 628 888 1,269 1,758

Some college or associate degree

11,580 544 732 1,030 1,472 2,011

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,966 724 1,054 1,612 2,406 3,622

Bachelor's degree only

11,572 686 979 1,489 2,256 3,230

Advanced degree

6,393 851 1,238 1,880 2,875 4,333

White women

Total, 25 years and over

35,487 455 608 883 1,347 1,964

Less than a high school diploma

1,686 325 400 497 618 762

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,568 393 502 653 883 1,231

Some college or associate degree

9,361 439 574 755 1,048 1,457

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

16,872 625 855 1,197 1,752 2,484

Bachelor's degree only

10,228 590 783 1,107 1,578 2,281

Advanced degree

6,644 743 979 1,359 1,921 2,875

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

13,947 411 561 769 1,157 1,751

Less than a high school diploma

743 314 397 536 677 963

High school graduates, no college(1)

4,145 381 491 635 864 1,225

Some college or associate degree

4,237 413 541 720 1,020 1,370

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,822 584 761 1,110 1,620 2,343

Bachelor's degree only

3,078 537 710 1,007 1,483 2,110

Advanced degree

1,744 656 895 1,284 1,905 2,773

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,645 436 589 814 1,218 1,880

Less than a high school diploma

428 345 423 575 751 998

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,209 413 535 696 984 1,392

Some college or associate degree

1,960 446 590 791 1,139 1,558

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,049 580 765 1,144 1,746 2,522

Bachelor's degree only

1,415 541 719 1,056 1,569 2,297

Advanced degree

633 642 911 1,434 2,127 2,917

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

7,302 394 529 735 1,109 1,637

Less than a high school diploma

315 284 369 478 616 811

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,936 357 446 586 759 1,009

Some college or associate degree

2,277 393 510 662 924 1,225

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,773 588 759 1,077 1,540 2,266

Bachelor's degree only

1,662 534 704 970 1,422 1,917

Advanced degree

1,111 663 891 1,231 1,815 2,597

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

7,454 509 741 1,232 1,923 2,898

Less than a high school diploma

359 343 419 538 728 1,087

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,019 404 515 683 943 1,347

Some college or associate degree

1,045 489 634 844 1,232 1,740

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

5,031 691 1,024 1,579 2,303 3,167

Bachelor's degree only

2,690 609 902 1,412 2,020 2,884

Advanced degree

2,341 844 1,214 1,882 2,680 3,675

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

4,097 556 808 1,373 2,215 3,085

Less than a high school diploma

193 376 461 616 847 1,364

High school graduates, no college(1)

579 438 569 739 1,049 1,490

Some college or associate degree

566 503 678 935 1,335 1,852

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,760 756 1,157 1,823 2,518 3,481

Bachelor's degree only

1,403 651 1,008 1,556 2,290 3,127

Advanced degree

1,357 932 1,364 1,999 2,885 3,869

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

3,357 485 675 1,082 1,749 2,441

Less than a high school diploma

166 304 399 487 597 779

High school graduates, no college(1)

440 379 488 607 821 1,129

Some college or associate degree

479 481 599 779 1,107 1,565

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,271 624 909 1,416 1,984 2,887

Bachelor's degree only

1,287 588 826 1,247 1,848 2,420

Advanced degree

984 762 1,107 1,615 2,281 3,314

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

18,653 413 537 734 1,115 1,707

Less than a high school diploma

4,210 375 466 583 734 987

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,932 409 520 693 969 1,398

Some college or associate degree

4,327 451 581 777 1,125 1,590

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,184 559 773 1,155 1,759 2,607

Bachelor's degree only

2,869 520 724 1,027 1,555 2,397

Advanced degree

1,314 664 962 1,412 2,057 2,970

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

11,125 454 580 781 1,182 1,819

Less than a high school diploma

2,943 398 500 622 800 1,067

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,779 461 576 761 1,073 1,528

Some college or associate degree

2,339 493 624 882 1,270 1,793

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,064 588 832 1,290 1,960 2,919

Bachelor's degree only

1,454 579 777 1,187 1,844 2,883

Advanced degree

611 683 999 1,551 2,247 3,371

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

7,529 386 498 675 992 1,516

Less than a high school diploma

1,267 322 397 493 600 730

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,153 378 480 593 777 1,069

Some college or associate degree

1,989 406 527 701 957 1,314

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,119 523 738 1,044 1,533 2,293

Bachelor's degree only

1,416 499 681 934 1,341 1,897

Advanced degree

704 657 949 1,353 1,903 2,839

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, 2020