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
1st
2014
1st
2015
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
1st
2014
1st
2015
1st
2014
1st
2015

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

104,327 107,194 $796 $808 $339 $344

Men, 16 years and over

57,654 59,361 872 895 371 381

16 to 24 years

4,871 5,067 480 491 204 209

25 years and over

52,783 54,294 925 944 394 402

Women, 16 years and over

46,673 47,833 722 730 307 311

16 to 24 years

3,707 4,039 434 461 185 196

25 years and over

42,967 43,794 754 759 321 323

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

82,536 84,008 819 835 349 356

Men

46,637 47,591 898 918 382 391

Women

35,899 36,416 740 746 315 318

Black or African American

12,501 13,241 646 650 275 277

Men

5,863 6,268 708 694 301 296

Women

6,638 6,972 606 614 258 262

Asian

6,353 6,570 955 966 407 411

Men

3,516 3,684 1,045 1,090 445 464

Women

2,838 2,886 876 869 373 370

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

16,804 18,124 593 590 252 251

Men

10,292 10,973 610 612 260 260

Women

6,513 7,151 565 547 240 233

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: April 21, 2015