United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a High School Diploma
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 high school diploma (with no college education), was $708; that of Whites in the same age group and educational level was $841, and that of Asians in the same age group and educational level was $748. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and educational level was $760.

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

  1. White Men: $940
  2. Asian Men: $843
  3. Hispanic Men: $824
  4. Black Men: $754
  5. White Women: $710
  6. Asian Women: $673
  7. Hispanic Women: $655
  8. Black Women: $653

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 only a high school diploma 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 High School Diploma ($)
Black
White
Asian
Hispanic
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers with a High School Diploma ($)
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 High School Diploma
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,002 460 562 481 461
2,003 476 576 491 485
2,004 492 591 493 491
2,005 488 600 535 499
2,006 497 615 554 509
2,007 504 624 538 524
2,008 515 643 568 553
2,009 533 651 592 555
2,010 532 649 579 543
2,011 538 663 564 568
2,012 548 680 589 582
2,013 551 680 596 591
2,014 579 696 604 595
2,015 578 706 611 611
2,016 592 717 630 621
2,017 599 746 653 651
2,018 604 768 659 672
2,019 635 778 683 693
2,020 685 811 702 721
2,021 708 841 748 760
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a High School Diploma
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,002 505 639 507
2,003 519 652 522
2,004 520 670 521
2,005 528 677 530
2,006 543 704 569
2,007 549 718 584
2,008 581 738 603
2,009 588 740 594
2,010 593 736 590
2,011 598 745 606
2,012 604 760 665 624
2,013 601 763 629 629
2,014 630 777 664 637
2,015 614 792 654 678
2,016 626 806 683 679
2,017 653 831 714 709
2,018 667 861 748 738
2,019 696 888 739 761
2,020 738 915 784 791
2,021 754 940 843 824
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with a High School Diploma
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,002 408 470 404
2,003 434 484 415
2,004 457 496 434
2,005 436 504 435
2,006 455 510 428
2,007 470 523 469
2,008 480 535 479
2,009 497 556 495
2,010 490 558 490
2,011 493 572 501
2,012 499 581 504 501
2,013 508 587 551 513
2,014 509 591 543 517
2,015 511 602 577 532
2,016 539 610 592 550
2,017 539 627 591 575
2,018 546 641 583 582
2,019 586 653 607 593
2,020 622 685 617 637
2,021 653 710 673 655