United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only
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 25 years and over in the United States who have a bachelors degree only, was $1,070; that of Whites in the same age group and educational level was $1,359, and that of Asians in the same age group and educational level was $1,474. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and educational level was $1,160.

A closer look at the median weekly earnings of full-time U.S. workers with a bachelors degree only in 2021 by race, hispanic ethnicity, and gender, reveals the following rankings:

  1. Asian Men: $1,631
  2. White Men: $1,543
  3. Asian Women: $1,351
  4. Hispanic Men: $1,251
  5. White Women: $1,180
  6. Black Men: $1,167
  7. Hispanic Women: $1,068
  8. Black Women: $995

The charts and tables below shows the historical median weekly earnings by race and ethnicity as well as by gender (without seasonal adjustment), for full-time U.S. workers with a bachelors degree only from 2002 to 2021.

Note: The data for Hispanics refers to hispanics of all racial backgrounds.

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only ($)
Black Men
Black Women
White Men
White Women
Asian Men
Asian Women
Hispanic Men
Hispanic Women
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,002 745 901 838 743
2,003 762 925 847 747
2,004 782 937 882 808
2,005 763 960 917 799
2,006 803 980 975 788
2,007 815 1,010 1,006 858
2,008 842 1,035 1,027 872
2,009 853 1,051 1,017 892
2,010 874 1,065 1,062 860
2,011 912 1,082 1,062 947
2,012 892 1,094 1,128 906
2,013 928 1,130 1,160 934
2,014 895 1,132 1,149 937
2,015 948 1,154 1,170 969
2,016 927 1,180 1,251 1,022
2,017 933 1,209 1,274 989
2,018 970 1,229 1,270 1,002
2,019 1,007 1,270 1,412 1,027
2,020 1,054 1,341 1,413 1,108
2,021 1,070 1,359 1,474 1,160
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,002 772 1,032 803
2,003 774 1,081 810
2,004 837 1,082 856
2,005 827 1,122 873
2,006 875 1,142 874
2,007 875 1,170 927
2,008 886 1,223 990
2,009 898 1,241 998
2,010 941 1,231 977
2,011 979 1,234 1,035
2,012 975 1,269 1,265 1,002
2,013 964 1,317 1,332 1,059
2,014 929 1,287 1,256 1,045
2,015 1,002 1,345 1,316 1,068
2,016 965 1,385 1,371 1,157
2,017 998 1,410 1,437 1,066
2,018 1,038 1,428 1,462 1,115
2,019 1,056 1,489 1,556 1,187
2,020 1,124 1,547 1,594 1,251
2,021 1,167 1,543 1,631 1,251
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree Only
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,002 712 762 678
2,003 756 771 694
2,004 742 800 755
2,005 725 824 744
2,006 767 846 735
2,007 771 870 795
2,008 804 883 802
2,009 832 894 806
2,010 841 918 771
2,011 843 939 862
2,012 846 939 992 818
2,013 886 962 1,040 842
2,014 870 975 1,037 852
2,015 914 981 1,070 893
2,016 877 1,005 1,129 910
2,017 897 1,031 1,090 915
2,018 937 1,051 1,124 914
2,019 970 1,107 1,247 934
2,020 1,011 1,142 1,238 1,000
2,021 995 1,180 1,351 1,068