July 21, 2011 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Median usual weekly earnings, by race, ethnicity, and education, second quarter, 2011

Quartiles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by race and ethnicity and educational attainment, 2nd quarter 2011
Characteristic First quartile Second quartile Third quartile

Total, 16 years and over

$498 $753 $1,160


508 770 1,184

   Black or African American

421 623 918


531 872 1,378

   Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

392 565 854

Total, 25 years and over

528 794 1,210

   Less than a high school diploma

348 458 637

   High school graduates, no college

465 643 928

   Some college or associate degree

516 743 1,054

   Bachelor's degree only

730 1,043 1,548

These data are featured in the TED article, Median usual weekly earnings, by race, ethnicity, and education, second quarter, 2011.




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