Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, second 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, 2nd 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

113,372 $410 $574 $859 $1,360 $2,087

Men

63,222 423 603 934 1,492 2,300

Women

50,150 397 527 780 1,181 1,827

White

87,877 418 588 886 1,387 2,110

Men

50,227 433 613 961 1,531 2,311

Women

37,650 405 547 808 1,210 1,850

Black or African American

14,504 374 488 689 1,014 1,523

Men

6,988 380 505 702 1,055 1,549

Women

7,516 364 471 676 973 1,489

Asian

7,276 438 652 1,103 1,825 2,519

Men

3,970 477 767 1,254 1,923 2,884

Women

3,306 407 579 931 1,608 2,116

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

19,743 375 463 657 988 1,520

Men

12,041 385 482 686 1,028 1,606

Women

7,702 343 439 612 912 1,371

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

102,905 431 606 909 1,420 2,147

Less than a high school diploma

7,173 330 404 515 724 999

High school graduates, no college(1)

26,242 395 515 718 1,021 1,489

Some college or associate degree

27,376 427 581 799 1,152 1,637

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

42,113 616 876 1,290 1,911 2,889

Bachelor's degree only

25,822 580 802 1,189 1,819 2,609

Advanced degree

16,291 719 1,005 1,451 2,205 3,156

Men, 25 years and over

57,240 458 645 995 1,565 2,384

Less than a high school diploma

4,915 361 422 583 787 1,065

High school graduates, no college(1)

16,423 418 574 797 1,155 1,661

Some college or associate degree

14,303 472 633 917 1,326 1,877

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,598 662 992 1,474 2,268 3,226

Bachelor's degree only

13,616 614 906 1,375 2,022 2,909

Advanced degree

7,982 768 1,140 1,732 2,522 3,784

Women, 25 years and over

45,665 412 567 824 1,239 1,878

Less than a high school diploma

2,258 301 376 444 572 793

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,819 371 470 620 847 1,156

Some college or associate degree

13,073 406 522 707 984 1,366

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,515 587 794 1,134 1,679 2,318

Bachelor's degree only

12,206 539 738 1,030 1,517 2,108

Advanced degree

8,309 673 919 1,270 1,882 2,610

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: July 19, 2017