Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages

Table 9. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 2013 annual averages
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

TOTAL

Total, 25 years and over

95,015 $392 $549 $827 $1,299 $1,917

Less than a high school diploma

6,956 293 358 472 635 906

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,043 361 478 651 937 1,322

Some college or associate degree

26,034 397 527 748 1,096 1,537

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

36,982 578 810 1,194 1,800 2,612

Bachelor's degree only

23,606 529 747 1,108 1,644 2,326

Advanced degree

13,376 680 947 1,389 2,011 2,983

Men

Total, 25 years and over

52,787 411 594 912 1,449 2,154

Less than a high school diploma

4,822 307 383 500 691 981

High school graduates, no college(1)

14,928 389 514 732 1,043 1,466

Some college or associate degree

13,688 427 597 858 1,240 1,752

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

19,349 619 913 1,395 2,014 2,979

Bachelor's degree only

12,478 589 840 1,266 1,887 2,776

Advanced degree

6,871 749 1,088 1,630 2,380 3,509

Women

Total, 25 years and over

42,228 371 507 740 1,131 1,646

Less than a high school diploma

2,133 276 320 400 524 703

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,115 328 421 573 769 1,066

Some college or associate degree

12,346 374 489 657 918 1,267

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

17,633 529 737 1,043 1,495 2,104

Bachelor's degree only

11,128 492 677 959 1,389 1,920

Advanced degree

6,505 635 870 1,188 1,686 2,321

White, total

Total, 25 years and over

75,308 400 572 853 1,334 1,975

Less than a high school diploma

5,619 296 363 479 655 927

High school graduates, no college(1)

19,924 375 492 680 972 1,361

Some college or associate degree

20,464 407 553 773 1,135 1,577

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

29,301 586 825 1,215 1,845 2,703

Bachelor's degree only

18,885 545 760 1,130 1,678 2,414

Advanced degree

10,417 688 953 1,400 2,044 3,019

White men

Total, 25 years and over

42,793 419 609 935 1,473 2,232

Less than a high school diploma

4,035 310 386 505 705 1,000

High school graduates, no college(1)

12,155 400 539 763 1,084 1,498

Some college or associate degree

11,022 443 617 893 1,282 1,804

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

15,581 635 929 1,416 2,086 3,024

Bachelor's degree only

10,209 601 860 1,317 1,904 2,884

Advanced degree

5,372 756 1,107 1,652 2,421 3,828

White women

Total, 25 years and over

32,515 379 517 755 1,141 1,662

Less than a high school diploma

1,583 277 325 401 525 700

High school graduates, no college(1)

7,770 336 435 587 789 1,093

Some college or associate degree

9,442 382 500 677 945 1,296

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

13,720 537 743 1,045 1,505 2,112

Bachelor's degree only

8,675 500 686 962 1,394 1,950

Advanced degree

5,045 638 875 1,193 1,688 2,311

Black or African American, total

Total, 25 years and over

11,321 348 468 662 1,000 1,501

Less than a high school diploma

723 280 317 423 563 763

High school graduates, no college(1)

3,422 319 409 551 755 1,065

Some college or associate degree

3,763 364 469 629 886 1,262

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,412 500 705 997 1,462 2,009

Bachelor's degree only

2,249 468 654 928 1,350 1,875

Advanced degree

1,163 610 835 1,165 1,599 2,424

Black or African American men

Total, 25 years and over

5,329 372 490 700 1,047 1,582

Less than a high school diploma

403 285 328 456 595 868

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,803 338 441 601 825 1,164

Some college or associate degree

1,677 393 498 680 979 1,428

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,446 524 736 1,045 1,572 2,143

Bachelor's degree only

993 506 702 964 1,486 1,959

Advanced degree

452 612 905 1,279 1,889 3,047

Black or African American women

Total, 25 years and over

5,992 333 445 631 957 1,397

Less than a high school diploma

320 269 308 391 521 715

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,619 307 384 508 673 942

Some college or associate degree

2,087 338 440 596 802 1,152

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,966 482 677 964 1,367 1,897

Bachelor's degree only

1,256 438 620 886 1,273 1,734

Advanced degree

711 608 799 1,116 1,485 2,260

Asian, total

Total, 25 years and over

5,702 404 595 976 1,579 2,280

Less than a high school diploma

339 280 340 433 590 768

High school graduates, no college(1)

942 337 431 596 876 1,176

Some college or associate degree

938 395 521 744 1,069 1,511

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

3,483 577 872 1,333 1,895 2,693

Bachelor's degree only

1,944 501 748 1,160 1,724 2,292

Advanced degree

1,539 725 1,033 1,541 2,115 2,998

Asian men

Total, 25 years and over

3,159 425 650 1,117 1,775 2,500

Less than a high school diploma

177 302 381 463 656 800

High school graduates, no college(1)

515 346 451 629 967 1,305

Some college or associate degree

518 429 585 835 1,193 1,669

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,949 607 968 1,491 2,047 2,908

Bachelor's degree only

1,019 529 845 1,332 1,884 2,624

Advanced degree

931 780 1,162 1,734 2,305 3,279

Asian women

Total, 25 years and over

2,543 385 538 856 1,357 1,905

Less than a high school diploma

163 254 309 405 521 736

High school graduates, no college(1)

427 324 417 551 748 1,084

Some college or associate degree

420 377 488 671 901 1,300

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,534 526 765 1,138 1,657 2,268

Bachelor's degree only

925 484 692 1,040 1,482 1,924

Advanced degree

608 643 915 1,287 1,881 2,521

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, total

Total, 25 years and over

14,764 327 415 604 919 1,417

Less than a high school diploma

4,051 291 349 438 593 807

High school graduates, no college(1)

4,533 334 419 591 820 1,151

Some college or associate degree

3,376 371 481 678 987 1,405

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

2,805 475 698 1,004 1,557 2,243

Bachelor's degree only

1,963 437 632 934 1,424 2,021

Advanced degree

842 615 856 1,266 1,846 2,521

Hispanic or Latino men

Total, 25 years and over

9,021 341 427 621 965 1,515

Less than a high school diploma

2,939 302 373 480 628 876

High school graduates, no college(1)

2,876 356 454 629 897 1,262

Some college or associate degree

1,776 388 508 749 1,131 1,540

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,430 508 756 1,184 1,797 2,500

Bachelor's degree only

1,002 474 698 1,059 1,669 2,287

Advanced degree

429 655 936 1,477 2,096 2,992

Hispanic or Latino women

Total, 25 years and over

5,743 310 397 578 851 1,260

Less than a high school diploma

1,112 275 314 378 493 617

High school graduates, no college(1)

1,657 309 389 513 710 934

Some college or associate degree

1,600 348 457 614 859 1,186

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

1,375 439 645 908 1,331 1,901

Bachelor's degree only

962 403 602 842 1,214 1,787

Advanced degree

413 597 790 1,045 1,545 2,114

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 22, 2014