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Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 2. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, quarterly averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2nd
2020
2nd
2021
2nd
2020
2nd
2021

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

104,487 113,593 $1,002 $990 $390 $368

Men, 16 years and over

57,994 62,485 1,087 1,094 423 406

16 to 24 years

4,600 5,759 640 643 249 239

25 years and over

53,394 56,726 1,147 1,154 447 429

Women, 16 years and over

46,493 51,108 913 899 356 334

16 to 24 years

3,826 4,660 594 596 231 221

25 years and over

42,667 46,448 956 944 372 351

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

81,005 87,138 1,017 1,012 396 376

Men

46,066 49,224 1,115 1,115 434 414

Women

34,939 37,914 929 921 362 342

Black or African American

13,109 14,665 805 799 314 296

Men

6,298 6,969 828 877 323 326

Women

6,811 7,696 779 746 303 277

Asian

6,827 7,724 1,336 1,281 520 476

Men

3,771 4,106 1,479 1,473 576 547

Women

3,056 3,619 1,141 1,037 444 385

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,077 20,777 786 779 306 289

Men

10,884 12,450 841 825 328 306

Women

7,193 8,327 717 714 279 265

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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Last Modified Date: July 16, 2021