Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages,

Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2014 2015 In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2014 2015 2014 2015

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

106,526 109,080 $791 $809 $334 $341

Men, 16 years and over

59,450 60,746 871 895 368 377

16 to 24 years

5,493 5,476 493 510 208 215

25 years and over

53,957 55,270 922 947 389 400

Women, 16 years and over

47,076 48,334 719 726 304 307

16 to 24 years

4,090 4,314 451 450 190 190

25 years and over

42,986 44,020 752 761 318 321

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

84,177 85,443 816 835 344 352

Men

48,058 48,746 897 920 379 388

Women

36,119 36,698 734 743 310 314

Black or African American

12,910 13,587 639 641 270 271

Men

6,129 6,445 680 680 287 287

Women

6,781 7,142 611 615 258 259

Asian

6,273 6,638 953 993 403 419

Men

3,488 3,684 1,080 1,129 456 476

Women

2,784 2,954 841 877 355 370

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

17,475 18,311 594 604 251 255

Men

10,754 11,142 616 631 260 266

Women

6,721 7,168 548 566 231 239

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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