Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2nd
2015
2nd
2016
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2nd
2015
2nd
2016
2nd
2015
2nd
2016

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

108,769 111,166 $801 $824 $337 $343

Men, 16 years and over

60,638 62,045 886 909 373 378

16 to 24 years

5,335 5,724 497 505 209 210

25 years and over

55,303 56,320 942 967 396 403

Women, 16 years and over

48,131 49,121 726 744 305 310

16 to 24 years

4,313 4,415 444 470 187 196

25 years and over

43,818 44,706 759 777 319 324

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

85,383 86,638 829 854 349 356

Men

48,785 49,241 914 941 385 392

Women

36,598 37,397 742 759 312 316

Black or African American

13,566 13,954 647 677 272 282

Men

6,442 6,838 696 704 293 293

Women

7,124 7,116 615 646 259 269

Asian

6,608 7,085 965 1,021 406 425

Men

3,612 3,963 1,085 1,147 457 478

Women

2,996 3,122 836 907 352 378

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,240 18,956 601 618 253 257

Men

11,102 11,718 619 652 260 272

Women

7,138 7,238 572 581 241 242

NOTE: 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: July 19, 2016