January 26, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Median weekly earnings, fourth quarter 2011

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by age, race, Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, and sex, not seasonally adjusted, 4th quarter 2011
Characteristic Men Women

Age

   

16 to 24 years

$466 $420

25 to 34 years

715 655

35 to 44 years

943 737

45 to 54 years

993 757

55 to 64 years

1,029 742

65 years and over

894 659

Race and ethnicity, 16 years and over

   

White

871 709

Black or African American

660 601

Asian

960 771

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

562 508

These data are featured in the TED article, Median weekly earnings, fourth quarter 2011.