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Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey
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HOUSEHOLD DATA
ANNUAL AVERAGES
54. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by certification and licensing status and selected characteristics, 2021 annual averages
Characteristic Full-time
wage and
salary
workers (in
thousands)
Median weekly earnings
Total With a certification or license(1) Without a
certification or
license
Total With a
certification,
but no license
With a
license(2)

Age and sex

Total, 16 years and over

114,316 $998 $1,229 $1,288 $1,223 $931

16 to 24 years

10,392 623 734 740 733 615

25 to 54 years

79,463 1,045 1,239 1,309 1,233 979

25 to 34 years

28,697 931 1,065 1,083 1,064 892

35 to 44 years

26,449 1,131 1,339 1,407 1,331 1,040

45 to 54 years

24,317 1,154 1,374 1,490 1,364 1,066

55 years and over

24,461 1,102 1,346 1,407 1,340 1,012

55 to 64 years

19,292 1,132 1,363 1,419 1,358 1,037

65 years and over

5,169 994 1,248 1,338 1,241 938

Men, 16 years and over

62,928 1,097 1,357 1,400 1,352 1,017

16 to 24 years

5,737 650 787 772 792 636

25 to 54 years

43,792 1,144 1,372 1,452 1,363 1,076

55 years and over

13,399 1,226 1,453 1,465 1,452 1,157

Women, 16 years and over

51,388 912 1,135 1,150 1,134 829

16 to 24 years

4,655 605 698 - 701 593

25 to 54 years

35,671 954 1,147 1,152 1,146 877

55 years and over

11,062 956 1,235 1,315 1,230 873

Race and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

White, 16 years and over

87,738 1,018 1,250 1,297 1,246 949

Men

49,382 1,125 1,378 1,398 1,377 1,043

Women

38,356 925 1,154 1,179 1,153 835

Black or African American, 16 years and over

14,740 801 1,009 1,075 1,003 764

Men

7,099 825 1,140 1,281 1,132 784

Women

7,641 776 937 819 941 743

Asian, 16 years and over

7,780 1,328 1,483 1,736 1,470 1,253

Men

4,259 1,453 1,743 1,924 1,668 1,409

Women

3,520 1,141 1,347 1,342 1,348 1,079

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 16 years and over

20,841 777 1,040 1,017 1,045 742

Men

12,469 820 1,147 1,126 1,148 785

Women

8,372 718 937 852 942 688

Educational attainment

Total, 25 years and over

103,924 1,057 1,257 1,332 1,251 987

Less than a high school diploma

6,033 626 765 756 768 621

High school graduates, no college(3)

24,860 809 937 995 928 796

Some college or associate degree

25,824 925 1,002 1,018 999 900

Some college, no degree

14,597 899 975 1,027 966 882

Associate degree

11,227 963 1,023 1,012 1,024 928

Bachelor's degree and higher

47,207 1,452 1,488 1,674 1,472 1,433

Bachelor's degree only

28,930 1,334 1,342 1,564 1,321 1,331

Advanced degree(4)

18,277 1,658 1,628 1,872 1,611 1,702

Men, 25 years and over

57,191 1,160 1,391 1,455 1,384 1,099

Less than a high school diploma

4,123 684 870 - 877 677

High school graduates, no college(3)

15,496 904 1,069 1,092 1,066 882

Some college or associate degree

13,775 1,047 1,155 1,197 1,150 1,015

Some college, no degree

8,110 1,010 1,142 1,233 1,130 986

Associate degree

5,665 1,103 1,163 1,144 1,165 1,070

Bachelor's degree and higher

23,798 1,661 1,744 1,887 1,733 1,636

Bachelor's degree only

15,069 1,512 1,540 1,735 1,519 1,500

Advanced degree(4)

8,729 1,910 1,910 2,093 1,903 1,910

Women, 25 years and over

46,733 954 1,159 1,178 1,158 876

Less than a high school diploma

1,910 550 610 - 610 548

High school graduates, no college(3)

9,364 698 706 764 700 697

Some college or associate degree

12,049 803 870 848 872 783

Some college, no degree

6,487 779 793 808 790 776

Associate degree

5,562 836 920 904 921 794

Bachelor's degree and higher

23,409 1,272 1,352 1,468 1,346 1,233

Bachelor's degree only

13,861 1,165 1,221 1,380 1,206 1,149

Advanced degree(4)

9,548 1,460 1,470 1,542 1,465 1,448

Footnotes
(1) A person may have more than one certification or license.
(2) Persons with a license may also have a certification.
(3) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(4) Includes persons with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Certifications are issued by a non-governmental certification body and convey that an individual has the knowledge or skill to perform a specific job. A license is awarded by a government agency and conveys a legal authority to work in an occupation. Full time is 35 hours or more per week. Data are for wage and salary workers; all self-employed workers are excluded, both those with incorporated businesses and those with unincorporated businesses. 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. Dash indicates no data or data that do not meet publication criteria (values not shown where base is less than 50,000). Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data.

 

Last Modified Date: January 20, 2022