Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2014-2015 annual averages

Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2014-2015 annual averages
[Numbers in thousands]
Characteristic 2014 2015
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born
Foreign born Native born Earnings
of foreign
born as
percent of
native
born
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings
Number Median
weekly
earnings

Total, 16 years and over

18,094 $664 88,433 $820 81.0 18,792 $681 90,289 $837 81.4

Men

11,143 695 48,307 912 76.2 11,561 712 49,185 934 76.2

Women

6,951 613 40,126 734 83.5 7,231 626 41,103 740 84.6

AGE

16 to 24 years

1,020 423 8,563 482 87.8 995 464 8,795 490 94.7

25 to 34 years

4,214 609 21,508 744 81.9 4,247 622 22,364 751 82.8

35 to 44 years

5,176 715 19,414 919 77.8 5,378 721 19,538 940 76.7

45 to 54 years

4,600 708 20,759 939 75.4 4,745 724 20,832 965 75.0

55 to 64 years

2,505 734 15,103 940 78.1 2,744 731 15,364 961 76.1

65 years and over

580 689 3,086 856 80.5 683 731 3,395 895 81.7

RACE AND HISPANIC OR
LATINO ETHNICITY(1)

White non-Hispanic or Latino

2,906 931 65,572 880 105.8 2,888 999 66,208 900 111.0

Black non-Hispanic or Latino

1,638 661 10,498 640 103.3 1,734 674 11,055 643 104.8

Asian non-Hispanic or Latino

4,549 969 1,591 924 104.9 4,706 1,010 1,755 973 103.8

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

8,792 523 8,683 662 79.0 9,246 548 9,065 679 80.7

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

17,074 687 79,869 871 78.9 17,797 702 81,494 891 78.8

Less than a high school diploma

3,952 463 2,974 517 89.6 4,217 476 3,073 519 91.7

High school graduates, no college(2)

4,105 581 21,425 689 84.3 4,218 599 21,003 696 86.1

Some college or associate degree

2,866 685 23,542 771 88.8 2,845 699 23,956 770 90.8

Bachelor's degree and higher(3)

6,151 1,222 31,929 1,188 102.9 6,517 1,259 33,462 1,225 102.8

Footnotes
(1) Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
(2) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(3) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

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Last Modified Date: May 19, 2016