United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Professional and Related 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 professional and related occupations, was $1,132; that of Whites in the same age group and occupation group was $1,323, and that of Asians in the same age group and occupation group was $1,750. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics or Latinos, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and occupation group was $1,174.

In more simple terms, the median weekly earnings of Black workers who work in professional and related occupations was 85.6% of that of their White colleagues, and 64.7% of that of their Asian colleagues who also work in professional and related occupations. In the same vein, the median weekly earnings of White workers who work in professional and related occupations was 75.6% of that of their Asian colleagues in professional and related occupations.

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

  1. Asian Men: $1,897
  2. White Men: $1,546
  3. Asian Women: $1,525
  4. Hispanic or Latino Men: $1,326
  5. Black Men: $1,263
  6. White Women: $1,165
  7. Hispanic or Latino Women: $1,098
  8. Black Women: $1,049

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 professional and related 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 Professional and Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers in Professional and Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
Black Men
Black Women
White Men
White Women
Asian Men
Asian Women
Hispanic or Latino Men
Hispanic or Latino Women
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers Professional and Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,015 905 1,109 1,416 956
2,016 916 1,143 1,471 971
2,017 934 1,164 1,444 1,013
2,018 945 1,181 1,497 995
2,019 1,011 1,237 1,602 1,083
2,020 1,079 1,263 1,672 1,130
2,021 1,132 1,323 1,750 1,174
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Professional and Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,015 1,062 1,345 1,566 1,144
2,016 1,061 1,359 1,653 1,180
2,017 1,082 1,389 1,617 1,195
2,018 1,129 1,421 1,734 1,183
2,019 1,129 1,495 1,795 1,262
2,020 1,228 1,529 1,867 1,362
2,021 1,263 1,546 1,897 1,326
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers in Professional and Related Occupations Aged 16yrs+ ($)
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,015 844 966 1,213 853
2,016 838 1,003 1,305 863
2,017 869 1,024 1,247 902
2,018 870 1,033 1,255 873
2,019 944 1,084 1,441 957
2,020 1,005 1,115 1,481 1,010
2,021 1,049 1,165 1,525 1,098

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.