Median usual weekly earnings of men and women, 2010 to 2018

January 22, 2019

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers were $991 for men and $796 for women (seasonally adjusted) in the fourth quarter of 2018. A year earlier, in the fourth quarter of 2017, men's earnings were $943, while women's were $771.

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by sex, quarterly averages, seasonally adjusted
Quarter In current dollars In constant (1982–84) dollars
 Men  Women  Men  Women

Q1 2010

$836 $662 $384 $304

Q2 2010

814 671 374 309

Q3 2010

821 670 377 308

Q4 2010

826 676 376 308

Q1 2011

821 679 370 306

Q2 2011

830 687 370 306

Q3 2011

836 681 370 301

Q4 2011

838 686 369 302

Q1 2012

841 693 368 303

Q2 2012

870 687 380 300

Q3 2012

836 693 364 302

Q4 2012

868 690 375 298

Q1 2013

860 699 370 301

Q2 2013

863 706 372 304

Q3 2013

855 705 367 302

Q4 2013

865 712 369 304

Q1 2014

865 716 367 304

Q2 2014

860 715 363 302

Q3 2014

878 721 370 304

Q4 2014

878 724 371 306

Q1 2015

886 724 377 307

Q2 2015

890 726 376 306

Q3 2015

896 727 377 306

Q4 2015

904 730 380 307

Q1 2016

903 743 380 312

Q2 2016

914 744 382 311

Q3 2016

917 750 381 312

Q4 2016

924 760 382 314

Q1 2017

940 759 385 311

Q2 2017

939 780 385 320

Q3 2017

943 771 385 314

Q4 2017

943 771 381 312

Q1 2018

955 776 383 311

Q2 2018

964 780 385 312

Q3 2018

980 801 389 318

Q4 2018

991 796 392 315

Men's seasonally adjusted constant (1982-84) dollar median weekly earnings were $392 in the fourth quarter of 2018, compared with women's earnings of $315.

These data are from the Current Population Survey and are seasonally adjusted. For more information, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Fourth Quarter 2018." Also see Charts related to the latest "Usual Weekly Earnings" news release. Full-time workers usually work 35 hours or more per week at their sole or main job. The median is the midpoint in the earnings distribution; half of workers earn more than the median and half earn less.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median usual weekly earnings of men and women, 2010 to 2018 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2019/median-usual-weekly-earnings-of-men-and-women-2010-to-2018.htm (visited September 18, 2019).

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