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Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2011 averages, not seasonally adjusted

Table 5. Quartiles and selected deciles of usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by selected characteristics, 3rd quarter 2011 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

101,447 $357 $497 $753 $1,175 $1,814

Men

56,900 378 523 827 1,312 1,939

Women

44,548 337 466 673 1,025 1,525

White

82,357 363 505 772 1,206 1,850

Men

47,275 381 536 847 1,337 1,979

Women

35,082 342 478 699 1,050 1,547

Black or African American

11,633 329 435 616 942 1,405

Men

5,420 344 474 661 1,004 1,457

Women

6,213 317 412 596 870 1,308

Asian

5,116 382 522 869 1,426 2,096

Men

2,895 404 619 1,015 1,735 2,324

Women

2,221 353 474 712 1,138 1,741

Hispanic or Latino ethnicity

15,324 310 392 545 832 1,237

Men

9,627 314 400 562 875 1,290

Women

5,697 302 377 522 776 1,145

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

Total, 25 years and over

92,057 382 525 798 1,233 1,876

Less than a high school diploma

7,029 292 350 459 624 887

High school graduates, no college(1)

25,298 353 468 636 921 1,278

Some college or associate degree

25,143 383 511 731 1,070 1,479

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

34,588 566 789 1,152 1,753 2,466

Bachelor's degree only

21,750 518 727 1,047 1,565 2,125

Advanced degree

12,838 656 937 1,354 1,978 2,892

Men, 25 years and over

51,466 402 582 888 1,372 2,018

Less than a high school diploma

4,818 301 369 489 684 973

High school graduates, no college(1)

14,959 391 516 720 1,030 1,424

Some college or associate degree

13,366 416 586 839 1,203 1,643

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

18,323 597 894 1,331 1,919 2,875

Bachelor's degree only

11,486 574 814 1,198 1,817 2,417

Advanced degree

6,837 697 1,066 1,578 2,294 3,131

Women, 25 years and over

40,591 357 491 713 1,067 1,565

Less than a high school diploma

2,211 278 323 404 539 727

High school graduates, no college(1)

10,339 320 405 545 743 1,039

Some college or associate degree

11,776 354 472 625 902 1,235

Bachelor's degree and higher(2)

16,265 529 726 993 1,445 1,985

Bachelor's degree only

10,265 497 657 931 1,297 1,806

Advanced degree

6,001 632 855 1,154 1,683 2,311

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: October 29, 2020