Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, fourth quarter 2017 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 4th quarter 2017 averages, not seasonally adjusted
Characteristic Number of
workers
(in
thousands)
Upper limit of:
First decile First
quartile
Second
quartile
(median)
Third
quartile
Ninth
decile

SEX, RACE, AND HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY

Total, 16 years and over

114,151 $417 $580 $857 $1,372 $2,097

Men

63,033 451 612 946 1,525 2,312

Women

51,118 393 529 769 1,181 1,829

White

88,183 430 596 891 1,413 2,123

Men

49,986 469 634 982 1,550 2,350

Women

38,196 402 549 791 1,215 1,866

Black or African American

14,769 372 485 666 1,010 1,540

Men

6,962 390 493 681 1,047 1,718

Women

7,806 353 477 654 988 1,416

Asian

7,417 458 661 1,061 1,757 2,702

Men

4,022 494 719 1,237 1,952 2,924

Women

3,395 411 601 894 1,424 2,095

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,667 382 483 657 978 1,503

Men

11,997 395 502 688 1,017 1,632

Women

7,670 356 443 608 897 1,369

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

104,176 437 603 902 1,435 2,180

Less than a high school diploma

7,214 342 410 531 736 1,057

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,376 398 520 714 1,023 1,461

Some college or associate degree

27,595 431 579 800 1,171 1,635

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

42,990 600 849 1,278 1,931 2,901

Bachelor's degree only

27,032 573 772 1,170 1,859 2,688

Advanced degree

15,959 706 1,002 1,487 2,198 3,260

Men, 25 years and over

57,530 477 650 998 1,586 2,396

Less than a high school diploma

4,925 376 441 586 817 1,224

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,935 449 585 798 1,160 1,601

Some college or associate degree

14,695 485 643 915 1,351 1,882

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,974 621 965 1,507 2,283 3,275

Bachelor's degree only

14,144 592 882 1,395 2,091 2,990

Advanced degree

7,830 735 1,152 1,756 2,496 3,707

Women, 25 years and over

46,646 406 562 803 1,232 1,878

Less than a high school diploma

2,289 298 380 467 594 754

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,441 356 468 611 824 1,131

Some college or associate degree

12,900 398 517 697 977 1,365

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,017 586 779 1,125 1,670 2,321

Bachelor's degree only

12,888 540 721 1,000 1,498 2,126

Advanced degree

8,129 684 917 1,285 1,883 2,719

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 17, 2018