Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first 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, 1st 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

107,194 $381 $522 $808 $1,278 $1,923

Men

59,361 400 572 895 1,447 2,186

Women

47,833 356 492 730 1,118 1,669

White

84,008 388 544 835 1,321 1,981

Men

47,591 408 587 918 1,477 2,249

Women

36,416 364 504 746 1,134 1,685

Black or African American

13,241 334 450 650 998 1,528

Men

6,268 358 482 694 1,064 1,567

Women

6,972 320 426 614 922 1,469

Asian

6,570 406 593 966 1,617 2,394

Men

3,684 410 615 1,090 1,868 2,739

Women

2,886 400 569 869 1,415 2,023

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,124 329 413 590 895 1,368

Men

10,973 345 428 612 952 1,456

Women

7,151 307 392 547 808 1,190

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

98,088 398 565 856 1,350 2,004

Less than a high school diploma

7,176 302 373 478 650 915

High school graduates, no college(1)

24,918 367 483 669 965 1,399

Some college or associate degree

26,020 400 527 758 1,105 1,565

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

39,973 594 829 1,227 1,862 2,772

Bachelor's degree only

25,056 566 758 1,134 1,684 2,479

Advanced degree

14,917 689 961 1,393 2,061 3,110

Men, 25 years and over

54,294 420 605 944 1,506 2,283

Less than a high school diploma

5,013 323 393 506 702 983

High school graduates, no college(1)

14,966 399 529 747 1,071 1,530

Some college or associate degree

13,610 442 596 876 1,271 1,791

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,705 636 947 1,429 2,050 3,162

Bachelor's degree only

13,227 604 868 1,299 1,897 2,890

Advanced degree

7,478 752 1,096 1,636 2,406 3,862

Women, 25 years and over

43,794 375 514 759 1,156 1,740

Less than a high school diploma

2,163 278 335 410 514 708

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,952 331 418 575 784 1,093

Some college or associate degree

12,410 371 487 654 916 1,282

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,268 568 748 1,048 1,534 2,208

Bachelor's degree only

11,829 525 687 959 1,420 2,019

Advanced degree

7,439 650 877 1,209 1,739 2,420

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: April 21, 2015