United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree or Higher
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 or higher, was $1,164; that of Whites in the same age group and educational level was $1,468, and that of Asians in the same age group and educational level was $1,712. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and educational level was $1,260.

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

  1. Asian Men: $1,885
  2. White Men: $1,673
  3. Asian Women: $1,496
  4. Hispanic Men: $1,373
  5. Black Men: $1,321
  6. White Women: $1,292
  7. Hispanic Women: $1,164
  8. Black Women: $1,105

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 or higher 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 or Higher ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree or Higher ($)
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 or Higher
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,002 785 961 935 768
2,003 793 988 954 799
2,004 834 1,005 1,009 859
2,005 828 1,039 1,031 866
2,006 886 1,058 1,127 860
2,007 877 1,099 1,142 923
2,008 912 1,133 1,167 945
2,009 921 1,152 1,168 985
2,010 934 1,159 1,217 949
2,011 958 1,165 1,224 1,000
2,012 972 1,178 1,290 967
2,013 997 1,215 1,333 1,004
2,014 970 1,219 1,328 1,007
2,015 1,010 1,245 1,351 1,044
2,016 990 1,274 1,429 1,127
2,017 1,021 1,314 1,441 1,066
2,018 1,065 1,342 1,465 1,101
2,019 1,110 1,380 1,579 1,155
2,020 1,166 1,433 1,650 1,230
2,021 1,164 1,468 1,712 1,260
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree or Higher
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,002 830 1,124 856
2,003 790 1,151 879
2,004 874 1,162 913
2,005 878 1,210 946
2,006 959 1,237 945
2,007 931 1,267 1,005
2,008 966 1,329 1,059
2,009 987 1,352 1,106
2,010 1,010 1,354 1,065
2,011 1,027 1,353 1,114
2,012 1,086 1,399 1,426 1,103
2,013 1,045 1,416 1,491 1,184
2,014 1,027 1,416 1,472 1,161
2,015 1,103 1,448 1,495 1,167
2,016 1,052 1,491 1,600 1,246
2,017 1,109 1,516 1,625 1,173
2,018 1,139 1,550 1,685 1,234
2,019 1,144 1,612 1,823 1,290
2,020 1,247 1,668 1,871 1,371
2,021 1,321 1,673 1,885 1,373
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a Bachelors Degree or Higher
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,002 762 819 723
2,003 797 839 737
2,004 794 866 805
2,005 789 891 787
2,006 827 911 773
2,007 837 942 848
2,008 862 961 852
2,009 886 976 884
2,010 889 996 849
2,011 915 1,011 922
2,012 913 1,012 1,077 902
2,013 964 1,045 1,138 908
2,014 942 1,059 1,140 907
2,015 961 1,070 1,162 958
2,016 960 1,115 1,262 988
2,017 980 1,141 1,248 992
2,018 1,013 1,152 1,242 991
2,019 1,077 1,197 1,416 1,044
2,020 1,129 1,239 1,440 1,125
2,021 1,105 1,292 1,496 1,164