Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2nd 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, 2nd 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

106,555 $377 $515 $780 $1,244 $1,895

Men

59,714 391 559 857 1,384 2,081

Women

46,840 357 484 716 1,094 1,606

White

84,544 382 527 802 1,267 1,907

Men

48,509 398 577 884 1,415 2,107

Women

36,035 360 489 725 1,109 1,616

Black or African American

12,736 337 448 649 964 1,464

Men

6,056 341 466 667 1,005 1,510

Women

6,680 335 434 631 936 1,431

Asian

6,320 395 589 954 1,566 2,308

Men

3,512 412 626 1,139 1,774 2,691

Women

2,807 380 518 855 1,278 1,991

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,599 323 408 583 876 1,363

Men

10,840 338 421 609 904 1,474

Women

6,759 307 388 532 827 1,193

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

96,697 395 556 831 1,307 1,921

Less than a high school diploma

7,482 305 377 492 665 897

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,369 368 482 666 964 1,357

Some college or associate degree

26,435 400 536 757 1,108 1,550

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

37,411 578 802 1,187 1,781 2,696

Bachelor's degree only

23,411 520 737 1,098 1,638 2,399

Advanced degree

14,000 679 944 1,377 1,994 3,087

Men, 25 years and over

54,052 416 598 914 1,447 2,142

Less than a high school diploma

5,175 331 403 533 734 990

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,481 392 523 737 1,076 1,494

Some college or associate degree

14,002 441 605 863 1,267 1,770

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,393 607 910 1,377 2,015 3,067

Bachelor's degree only

12,108 577 812 1,234 1,878 2,724

Advanced degree

7,286 764 1,105 1,577 2,305 3,609

Women, 25 years and over

42,645 376 508 750 1,139 1,657

Less than a high school diploma

2,307 283 324 407 509 639

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,888 337 419 584 801 1,095

Some college or associate degree

12,433 379 487 655 938 1,267

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,018 526 739 1,049 1,524 2,182

Bachelor's degree only

11,304 490 688 971 1,428 2,019

Advanced degree

6,714 637 835 1,164 1,653 2,331

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 24, 2014