Women's and men's earnings by age in 2016
August 25, 2017
In 2016, median weekly earnings were $749 for women age 16 and older who were full-time wage and salary workers. For men 16 and older, median weekly earnings were $915.
Total, 16 years and older
16 to 24
25 to 34
35 to 44
45 to 54
55 to 64
65 and older
Young women and men ages 16 to 24 had the lowest earnings ($486 and $512, respectively).
Women's median weekly earnings were highest for those between the ages of 35 and 54, with 35- to 44-year-olds ($839) and 45- to 54-year-olds ($836) earning about the same. For men, earnings were highest for 45- to 54-year-olds ($1,075) and 55- to 64-year-olds ($1,102).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women's and men's earnings by age in 2016 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2017/womens-and-mens-earnings-by-age-in-2016.htm (visited November 13, 2019).
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