According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2021, the median weekly earnings (without seasonal adjustment) of full-time working Blacks aged 16 years and over in the United States who work in legal occupations, was $1,394; that of Whites in the same age group and occupation group was $1,628, and that of Asians in the same age group and occupation group was $1,907. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics or Latinos, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and occupation group was $1,157.
In more simple terms, the median weekly earnings of Black workers who work in legal occupations was 85.6% of that of their White colleagues, and 73.1% of that of their Asian colleagues who also work in legal occupations. In the same vein, the median weekly earnings of White workers who work in legal occupations was 85.4% of that of their Asian colleagues in legal occupations.
A closer look at the median weekly earnings of full-time U.S. workers who work in legal occupations in 2021 by race, hispanic or latino ethnicity, and gender, also reveals the following rankings:
- White Men: $2,384
- Asian Men: $1,915
- Asian Women: $1,766
- Black Men: $1,416
- Black Women: $1,365
- Hispanic or Latino Men: $1,357
- White Women: $1,299
- Hispanic or Latino Women: $1,133
The charts and tables below shows the historical median weekly earnings by race and hispanic or latino ethnicity as well as by gender (without seasonal adjustment), for full-time U.S. workers who work in legal occupations from 2015 to 2021.
You may also be interested in similar data for several other occupation groups here.
Note: The data for Hispanics or Latinos refers to hispanics or latinos of all racial backgrounds.
|Year||Black ($)||White ($)||Asian ($)||Hispanic ($)|
|Year||Black Men ($)||White Men($)||Asian Men ($)||Hispanic Men ($)|
|Year||Black Women ($)||White Women($)||Asian Women ($)||Hispanic Women ($)|
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity for Other Occupation Groups
See also the median weekly earnings by race and ethnicity for the following occupation groups in the United States, or use similar links here. You can also see the median weekly earnings by gender of many occupation groups, as well as many specific occupations.