Earnings of women and men by race and ethnicity, 2007
October 30, 2008
Asian workers of both sexes earned more than their white, black, and Hispanic counterparts in 2007. Asian women had median weekly earnings of $731, while Asian men earned $936.
Among women, whites earned 86 percent as much as Asians, while blacks and Hispanics earned 73 percent and 65 percent as much, respectively.
In comparison, white men earned 84 percent as much as Asian men, black men earned 64 percent as much, and Hispanic men, 56 percent.
Overall, in 2007, women who were full-time wage and salary workers had median weekly earnings of $614, or about 80 percent of the $766 median for their male counterparts.
These data on earnings are from the Current Population Survey. Earnings data in this article are median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. For more information see "Highlights of Women's Earnings in 2007," BLS Report 1008 (PDF 582K).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Earnings of women and men by race and ethnicity, 2007 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/oct/wk4/art04.htm (visited December 16, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
- Workers in Alternative Employment Arrangements
A look at independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers, and workers provided by contract firms.
- Labor force characteristics of people with a disability
Examines the labor force characteristics of people with a disability and compares them with the characteristics of people with no disability.
- A Look at Contingent Workers
Examines people who do not expect their jobs to last or who report that their jobs are temporary.
- Race, Economics, and Social Status
Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore social and economic factors by race and ethnicity.