United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+
Updated on May 14, 2022.

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 life, physical, and social science occupations, was $1,142; that of Whites in the same age group and occupation group was $1,407, and that of Asians in the same age group and occupation group was $1,852. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics or Latinos, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and occupation group was $1,118.

In more simple terms, the median weekly earnings of Black workers who work in life, physical, and social science occupations was 81.2% of that of their White colleagues, and 61.7% of that of their Asian colleagues who also work in life, physical, and social science occupations. In the same vein, the median weekly earnings of White workers who work in life, physical, and social science occupations was 76% of that of their Asian colleagues in life, physical, and social science occupations.

A closer look at the median weekly earnings of full-time U.S. workers who work in life, physical, and social science occupations in 2021 by race, hispanic or latino ethnicity, and gender, also reveals the following rankings:

  1. Asian Men: $2,295
  2. White Men: $1,491
  3. Asian Women: $1,463
  4. White Women: $1,343
  5. Black Men: $1,165
  6. Hispanic or Latino Women: $1,146
  7. Hispanic or Latino Men: $1,089
  8. Black Women: $1,069

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 life, physical, and social science 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.

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers in Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,015 1,149 1,211 1,327 1,057
2,016 1,024 1,226 1,352 1,010
2,017 1,035 1,283 1,449 1,161
2,018 1,062 1,296 1,328 1,043
2,019 1,236 1,311 1,546 1,142
2,020 1,188 1,334 1,426 1,338
2,021 1,142 1,407 1,852 1,118
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,015 1,151 1,366 1,757 1,072
2,016 1,276 1,279 1,542 1,032
2,017 1,405 1,337 1,488 1,168
2,018 1,223 1,366 1,372 1,337
2,019 1,152 1,437 1,627 1,181
2,020 1,008 1,455 1,644 1,404
2,021 1,165 1,491 2,295 1,089
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,015 1,148 1,053 1,089 1,046
2,016 933 1,146 1,135 995
2,017 899 1,205 1,403 1,134
2,018 965 1,172 1,193 861
2,019 1,271 1,220 1,365 1,083
2,020 1,574 1,190 1,263 1,230
2,021 1,069 1,343 1,463 1,146

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.