Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, first 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, 1st 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

110,706 $407 $575 $865 $1,367 $2,081

Men

61,488 432 610 950 1,525 2,310

Women

49,218 385 518 765 1,182 1,774

White

86,068 419 591 894 1,403 2,111

Men

49,025 455 628 977 1,553 2,322

Women

37,043 393 535 790 1,212 1,802

Black or African American

14,085 355 468 679 1,030 1,528

Men

6,629 357 476 722 1,130 1,667

Women

7,456 353 461 645 987 1,418

Asian

7,077 450 635 1,019 1,757 2,574

Men

3,934 487 717 1,205 1,889 2,890

Women

3,144 403 576 892 1,461 2,217

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,958 368 462 649 991 1,559

Men

11,362 386 490 692 1,062 1,735

Women

7,596 337 422 596 886 1,335

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

101,197 426 601 908 1,425 2,147

Less than a high school diploma

6,709 317 396 512 708 994

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,084 392 508 702 1,018 1,482

Some college or associate degree

27,236 425 581 791 1,157 1,600

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

42,168 605 869 1,280 1,911 2,884

Bachelor's degree only

26,094 577 803 1,179 1,798 2,584

Advanced degree

16,074 708 993 1,471 2,198 3,192

Men, 25 years and over

56,153 464 647 998 1,579 2,385

Less than a high school diploma

4,493 346 428 576 784 1,102

High school graduates, no college(1)

15,327 427 568 792 1,153 1,647

Some college or associate degree

14,584 472 638 922 1,314 1,853

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

21,750 664 959 1,490 2,276 3,220

Bachelor's degree only

13,739 618 902 1,369 2,004 2,902

Advanced degree

8,011 753 1,145 1,756 2,510 3,871

Women, 25 years and over

45,044 398 552 803 1,232 1,857

Less than a high school diploma

2,216 280 351 433 567 745

High school graduates, no college(1)

9,758 353 452 602 811 1,153

Some college or associate degree

12,652 398 519 695 969 1,313

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

20,418 576 794 1,135 1,616 2,314

Bachelor's degree only

12,355 518 730 1,026 1,484 2,106

Advanced degree

8,063 665 919 1,275 1,847 2,653

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: April 18, 2017