Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages,

Table 7. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, annual averages
Characteristic Number of workers
(in thousands)
Median weekly earnings
2015 2016 In current dollars In constant (1982-84) dollars
2015 2016 2015 2016

SEX AND AGE

Total, 16 years and over

109,080 111,091 $809 $832 $341 $347

Men, 16 years and over

60,746 61,930 895 915 377 381

16 to 24 years

5,476 5,646 510 512 215 213

25 years and over

55,270 56,284 947 969 400 404

Women, 16 years and over

48,334 49,161 726 749 307 312

16 to 24 years

4,314 4,430 450 486 190 203

25 years and over

44,020 44,731 761 784 321 327

RACE, HISPANIC OR LATINO ETHNICITY, AND SEX

White

85,443 86,474 835 862 352 359

Men

48,746 49,310 920 942 388 393

Women

36,698 37,163 743 766 314 319

Black or African American

13,587 13,963 641 678 271 282

Men

6,445 6,728 680 718 287 299

Women

7,142 7,235 615 641 259 267

Asian

6,638 7,030 993 1,021 419 425

Men

3,684 3,888 1,129 1,151 476 479

Women

2,954 3,142 877 902 370 376

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

18,311 18,950 604 624 255 260

Men

11,142 11,666 631 663 266 276

Women

7,168 7,284 566 586 239 244

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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