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Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected characteristics, 2009-10 annual averages

Table 5. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers for the foreign born and native born by selected
Characteristics, 2009-10 annual averages

(Numbers in thousands)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                       2009                                         2010                    
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                      Foreign born     Native born     Earnings    Foreign born     Native born     Earnings
                                                                          of                                           of   
         Characteristic                                                 foreign                                      foreign
                                                                        born as                                      born as 
                                             Median            Median   percent           Median            Median   percent
                                    Number   weekly   Number   weekly     of     Number   weekly   Number   weekly     of   
                                            earnings          earnings  native           earnings          earnings  native 
                                                                       born (1)                                     born (1)
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                            
 Total, 16 years and over.........   15,965     $602   83,855     $761    79.1    16,253     $598   83,278     $771    77.5 
Men...............................    9,867      620   45,241      864    71.7    10,056      610   45,003      873    69.9 
Women.............................    6,099      567   38,614      670    84.6     6,197      577   38,275      686    84.1 
                                                                                                                            
               AGE                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                            
 16 to 24 years...................    1,085      400    7,873      452    88.5     1,037      392    7,515      443    88.5 
 25 to 34 years...................    4,185      555   19,675      704    78.8     4,288      551   19,813      709    77.7 
 35 to 44 years...................    4,709      647   19,659      856    75.5     4,784      649   19,038      864    75.2 
 45 to 54 years...................    3,718      679   21,605      866    78.4     3,810      643   21,396      878    73.2 
 55 to 64 years...................    1,886      672   12,842      865    77.7     1,911      651   13,230      887    73.4 
 65 years and over................      383      574    2,201      703    81.6       422      584    2,287      708    82.4 
                                                                                                                            
      RACE AND HISPANIC OR                                                                                                  
      LATINO ETHNICITY (2)                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                            
 White non-Hispanic or Latino ....    2,693      863   64,497      808   106.7     2,809      850   64,060      824   103.2 
 Black non-Hispanic or Latino ....    1,397      613    9,956      601   102.1     1,490      614    9,696      613   100.1 
 Asian non-Hispanic or Latino ....    3,726      877    1,101      908    96.6     3,665      871    1,179      841   103.5 
 Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.....    7,964      479    6,660      632    75.8     8,092      480    6,745      629    76.4 
                                                                                                                            
     EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT                                                                                                 
                                                                                                                            
   Total, 25 years and over.......   14,881      621   75,982      805    77.1    15,216      615   75,764      818    75.2 
 Less than a high school diploma..    3,817      415    3,472      498    83.3     3,895      416    3,258      486    85.5 
 High school graduates, no                                                                                                  
  college (3).....................    3,611      530   21,766      644    82.3     3,687      521   21,512      648    80.4 
 Some college or associate degree     2,460      641   22,657      733    87.4     2,560      656   22,335      741    88.4 
 Bachelor's degree and higher (4)     4,993    1,129   28,088    1,138    99.2     5,073    1,119   28,658    1,147    97.6 

   1 These figures are computed using unrounded medians and may differ slightly from percents computed using the rounded
medians displayed in this table.
   2 Data for race/ethnicity groups do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races.
   3 Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
   4 Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
   NOTE: Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. See the Technical Note for
further information. 



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Last Modified Date: November 02, 2020