Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2016 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2016 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

101,015 $415 $588 $885 $1,392 $2,095

Less than a high school diploma

7,108 322 394 504 689 974

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,475 383 498 692 996 1,431

Some college or associate degree

27,307 414 561 779 1,147 1,609

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

41,125 602 855 1,259 1,894 2,877

Bachelor's degree only

25,503 570 781 1,156 1,757 2,519

Advanced degree

15,622 707 986 1,444 2,115 3,123

Men

Total, 25 years and over

56,284 447 626 969 1,540 2,318

Less than a high school diploma

4,904 348 415 551 753 1,059

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,619 409 543 769 1,120 1,563

Some college or associate degree

14,383 463 623 896 1,285 1,823

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,378 660 960 1,464 2,202 3,236

Bachelor's degree only

13,516 618 893 1,348 1,977 2,907

Advanced degree

7,862 771 1,132 1,707 2,494 3,838

Women

Total, 25 years and over

44,731 392 534 784 1,203 1,806

Less than a high school diploma

2,204 291 352 423 553 716

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,856 348 442 599 809 1,128

Some college or associate degree

12,924 390 504 688 965 1,358

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,747 564 766 1,101 1,593 2,284

Bachelor's degree only

11,987 516 712 994 1,461 2,047

Advanced degree

7,760 659 904 1,257 1,809 2,503

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

78,676 425 603 912 1,424 2,117

Less than a high school diploma

5,651 327 397 510 704 1,002

High school graduates, no college(1)

19,864 393 513 717 1,038 1,488

Some college or associate degree

21,232 426 581 808 1,181 1,661

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

31,929 617 875 1,274 1,904 2,888

Bachelor's degree only

20,020 585 808 1,180 1,800 2,613

Advanced degree

11,908 728 998 1,444 2,118 3,238

White men

Total, 25 years and over

44,814 464 649 996 1,563 2,376

Less than a high school diploma

4,065 350 418 567 772 1,094

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,437 423 575 806 1,162 1,615

Some college or associate degree

11,501 481 648 927 1,336 1,868

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

16,811 683 983 1,491 2,275 3,341

Bachelor's degree only

10,820 641 926 1,385 2,036 2,922

Advanced degree

5,991 809 1,140 1,726 2,508 3,861

White women

Total, 25 years and over

33,862 400 553 806 1,229 1,836

Less than a high school diploma

1,586 293 355 421 555 715

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,428 354 456 610 828 1,157

Some college or associate degree

9,730 397 514 704 995 1,395

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

15,117 581 780 1,115 1,594 2,282

Bachelor's degree only

9,200 530 727 1,005 1,471 2,083

Advanced degree

5,917 679 915 1,260 1,791 2,492

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

12,647 378 497 715 1,040 1,594

Less than a high school diploma

749 303 372 467 610 821

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,809 347 426 592 812 1,142

Some college or associate degree

4,093 385 493 682 945 1,326

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,996 525 712 990 1,521 2,204

Bachelor's degree only

2,559 499 665 927 1,397 1,980

Advanced degree

1,437 591 826 1,162 1,739 2,530

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

6,088 393 518 751 1,126 1,711

Less than a high school diploma

412 328 399 496 669 843

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,124 372 469 626 891 1,241

Some college or associate degree

1,836 407 546 759 1,067 1,501

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,717 554 740 1,052 1,644 2,493

Bachelor's degree only

1,150 531 704 965 1,503 2,175

Advanced degree

566 619 865 1,331 1,884 2,912

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

6,559 361 479 677 990 1,490

Less than a high school diploma

337 288 340 422 553 793

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,685 331 402 539 730 1,004

Some college or associate degree

2,258 370 468 622 842 1,163

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,279 508 688 960 1,440 2,014

Bachelor's degree only

1,408 482 635 877 1,258 1,884

Advanced degree

871 574 799 1,115 1,614 2,298

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

6,586 436 639 1,069 1,762 2,569

Less than a high school diploma

383 310 395 502 649 841

High school graduates, no college(1)

993 368 453 630 905 1,211

Some college or associate degree

984 412 550 758 1,118 1,601

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

4,227 601 928 1,429 2,035 2,915

Bachelor's degree only

2,289 537 810 1,251 1,841 2,527

Advanced degree

1,938 721 1,130 1,708 2,378 3,466

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,660 478 707 1,190 1,910 2,895

Less than a high school diploma

200 346 414 568 709 954

High school graduates, no college(1)

557 380 478 683 979 1,360

Some college or associate degree

517 442 585 827 1,172 1,774

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,386 677 1,032 1,600 2,308 3,232

Bachelor's degree only

1,228 594 894 1,371 1,975 2,882

Advanced degree

1,158 788 1,248 1,878 2,641 3,856

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

2,926 407 584 940 1,496 2,137

Less than a high school diploma

183 295 379 461 579 705

High school graduates, no college(1)

436 348 427 592 818 1,028

Some college or associate degree

466 393 515 710 983 1,420

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,841 522 828 1,262 1,777 2,491

Bachelor's degree only

1,061 498 730 1,129 1,582 2,111

Advanced degree

779 632 988 1,457 1,948 2,912

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

16,625 370 475 664 1,007 1,541

Less than a high school diploma

4,178 321 390 492 658 905

High school graduates, no college(1)

5,067 367 468 621 880 1,234

Some college or associate degree

3,950 398 519 715 1,044 1,474

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,430 534 742 1,127 1,688 2,388

Bachelor's degree only

2,280 516 692 1,022 1,540 2,278

Advanced degree

1,150 597 871 1,305 1,901 2,732

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

10,265 386 494 697 1,078 1,614

Less than a high school diploma

3,036 343 407 518 704 975

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,282 389 499 679 960 1,350

Some college or associate degree

2,151 424 586 803 1,171 1,591

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,797 566 805 1,246 1,879 2,787

Bachelor's degree only

1,241 547 749 1,157 1,707 2,499

Advanced degree

556 659 971 1,518 2,165 3,350

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

6,360 341 427 609 914 1,399

Less than a high school diploma

1,142 291 347 413 524 667

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,785 327 411 550 737 970

Some college or associate degree

1,800 380 484 630 887 1,243

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,633 497 687 988 1,463 2,017

Bachelor's degree only

1,040 479 633 910 1,347 1,916

Advanced degree

594 567 805 1,141 1,671 2,218

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 24, 2017