Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, second quarter 2015 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2nd quarter 2015 averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total, 16 years and over

108,769 $384 $524 $801 $1,270 $1,920

Men

60,638 402 577 886 1,414 2,190

Women

48,131 364 491 726 1,108 1,656

White

85,383 394 549 829 1,313 1,977

Men

48,785 412 591 914 1,447 2,253

Women

36,598 374 506 742 1,128 1,662

Black or African American

13,566 340 444 647 997 1,527

Men

6,442 355 479 696 1,073 1,564

Women

7,124 332 422 615 936 1,459

Asian

6,608 402 582 965 1,538 2,322

Men

3,612 415 613 1,085 1,752 2,577

Women

2,996 387 531 836 1,339 1,991

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,240 341 424 601 918 1,425

Men

11,102 358 451 619 967 1,516

Women

7,138 318 405 572 848 1,284

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

99,121 403 575 852 1,341 1,999

Less than a high school diploma

7,648 310 384 499 677 957

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,392 376 491 678 979 1,380

Some college or associate degree

26,938 395 535 757 1,128 1,605

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

39,144 593 830 1,210 1,846 2,617

Bachelor's degree only

24,626 556 762 1,130 1,671 2,390

Advanced degree

14,518 689 948 1,377 2,025 3,013

Men, 25 years and over

55,303 425 609 942 1,477 2,290

Less than a high school diploma

5,200 341 408 522 747 1,037

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,631 401 538 758 1,087 1,512

Some college or associate degree

14,134 428 605 885 1,281 1,850

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,339 633 930 1,397 2,076 3,005

Bachelor's degree only

12,941 602 855 1,292 1,902 2,763

Advanced degree

7,397 737 1,085 1,571 2,404 3,779

Women, 25 years and over

43,818 381 519 759 1,151 1,727

Less than a high school diploma

2,448 279 333 420 560 708

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,762 341 429 593 791 1,086

Some college or associate degree

12,804 373 488 664 930 1,330

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,805 555 754 1,051 1,531 2,103

Bachelor's degree only

11,684 511 703 970 1,431 1,926

Advanced degree

7,121 650 875 1,193 1,711 2,412

Footnotes
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Ten percent of all full-time wage and salary workers earn less than the upper limit of the first decile; 25 percent earn less than the upper limit of the first quartile; 50 percent earn less than the upper limit of the second quartile, or median; 75 percent earn less than the upper limit of the third quartile; and 90 percent earn less than the upper limit of the ninth decile. 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 21, 2015