United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with Less Than 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 do not have a high school diploma was $562; that of Whites in the same age group and educational level was $637, and that of Asians in the same age group and educational level was $597. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and educational level was $616.

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

  1. White Men: $691
  2. Hispanic Men: $660
  3. Asian Men: $658
  4. Black Men: $597
  5. White Women: $554
  6. Hispanic Women: $544
  7. Asian Women: $533
  8. Black Women: $532

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 who do not have 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 Less Than a High School Diploma ($)
Black
White
Asian
Hispanic
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity, and Gender of Full-Time Workers with Less Than a High School Diploma ($)
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 Less Than a High School Diploma ($)
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Year Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,002 357 395 374 362
2,003 376 401 369 371
2,004 368 406 402 374
2,005 372 414 396 388
2,006 393 423 436 396
2,007 400 437 418 406
2,008 408 466 419 422
2,009 413 464 421 421
2,010 426 446 457 414
2,011 416 458 448 419
2,012 408 482 446 437
2,013 423 479 433 438
2,014 440 493 477 466
2,015 448 498 475 478
2,016 467 510 502 492
2,017 483 527 505 510
2,018 487 565 521 544
2,019 536 604 538 583
2,020 579 626 605 601
2,021 562 637 597 616
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with Less Than a High School Diploma ($)
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Year Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,002 401 427 391
2,003 421 432 393
2,004 416 451 402
2,005 404 464 414
2,006 419 477 420
2,007 449 486 428
2,008 449 502 472
2,009 453 504 469
2,010 466 488 443
2,011 447 494 450
2,012 446 515 479 486
2,013 456 505 463 480
2,014 476 522 493 497
2,015 492 524 495 502
2,016 496 567 568 518
2,017 504 591 590 564
2,018 526 612 579 598
2,019 575 658 616 622
2,020 605 684 624 644
2,021 597 691 658 660
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Workers with Less Than a High School Diploma ($)
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Year Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,002 314 325 304
2,003 324 331 314
2,004 326 335 312
2,005 339 340 323
2,006 359 355 325
2,007 374 368 343
2,008 382 378 360
2,009 391 378 355
2,010 402 382 364
2,011 385 394 377
2,012 377 389 398 369
2,013 391 401 405 378
2,014 413 406 450 390
2,015 406 418 443 410
2,016 422 421 461 413
2,017 450 446 438 431
2,018 423 473 491 457
2,019 478 497 487 493
2,020 522 520 586 511
2,021 532 554 533 544