Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth quarter 2014 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 4th quarter 2014 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

107,368 $378 $519 $799 $1,260 $1,907

Men

59,930 396 574 882 1,399 2,144

Women

47,438 356 488 724 1,118 1,642

White

84,596 384 540 823 1,292 1,923

Men

48,355 406 591 907 1,433 2,214

Women

36,241 359 497 738 1,136 1,654

Black or African American

13,209 337 437 621 984 1,493

Men

6,300 335 439 667 1,043 1,577

Women

6,909 339 435 602 927 1,406

Asian

6,111 405 598 959 1,559 2,304

Men

3,314 440 655 1,067 1,738 2,507

Women

2,797 380 541 826 1,403 1,933

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,870 328 410 600 888 1,400

Men

11,081 343 431 631 935 1,487

Women

6,789 302 384 544 794 1,259

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

97,613 394 561 847 1,327 1,971

Less than a high school diploma

6,866 301 372 491 673 917

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,930 362 481 664 952 1,343

Some college or associate degree

26,680 395 531 771 1,133 1,574

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

38,137 582 827 1,224 1,844 2,619

Bachelor's degree only

24,207 530 756 1,131 1,667 2,379

Advanced degree

13,930 697 966 1,401 2,047 2,943

Men, 25 years and over

54,319 417 608 929 1,460 2,257

Less than a high school diploma

4,907 319 391 518 735 992

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,525 394 529 756 1,071 1,488

Some college or associate degree

14,190 431 609 885 1,264 1,762

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,697 621 927 1,407 2,077 2,923

Bachelor's degree only

12,756 587 855 1,272 1,898 2,690

Advanced degree

6,941 752 1,101 1,655 2,400 3,508

Women, 25 years and over

43,294 372 507 756 1,154 1,724

Less than a high school diploma

1,959 281 331 412 530 670

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,405 333 418 568 768 1,042

Some college or associate degree

12,491 369 485 669 937 1,341

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,440 529 752 1,065 1,536 2,115

Bachelor's degree only

11,451 494 694 974 1,407 1,920

Advanced degree

6,989 648 881 1,225 1,712 2,394

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: January 21, 2015