United States Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25 years and Over (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Updated on May 14, 2022.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the fourth quarter of 2021, the following were the usual median weekly earnings by race and hispanic ethnicity of full-time wage and salary workers, who were at least 25 years old in the United States. The usual median weekly earnings of blacks was $839; that of whites was $1,098, and that of asians was $1,414. Also, the median weekly earnings of Hispanics, of all racial backgrounds, in the same age group and educational level was $847.

A closer look at the median weekly earnings of the fourth quarter of 2021 by race, hispanic ethnicity, and by gender, reveals the following rankings and disparitites in the weekly earnings between these unique demographics of the United States population:

  1. Asian Men: $1,537
  2. Asian Women: $1,204
  3. White Men: $1,195
  4. White Women: $986
  5. Hispanic Men: $895
  6. Black Men: $840
  7. Black Women: $837
  8. Hispanic Women: $765

The charts and tables below shows the historical median weekly earnings by race and ethnicity as well as by gender, for full-time wage and salary workers aged 25 years and over in the United States (not seasonally adjusted) from 2002 Q1 to 2021 Q4.

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

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race, Ethnicity and Gender of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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White Men
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U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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Year Quarter Black ($) White ($) Asian ($) Hispanic ($)
2,002 Q1 539 663 691 461
2,002 Q2 520 668 688 457
2,002 Q3 505 672 702 453
2,002 Q4 518 674 693 469
2,003 Q1 543 679 739 481
2,003 Q2 534 679 725 464
2,003 Q3 529 684 728 477
2,003 Q4 560 689 700 466
2,004 Q1 549 696 742 480
2,004 Q2 577 703 755 484
2,004 Q3 567 701 743 488
2,004 Q4 552 717 727 494
2,005 Q1 540 723 775 498
2,005 Q2 565 710 765 496
2,005 Q3 551 717 790 484
2,005 Q4 571 728 808 503
2,006 Q1 588 732 815 508
2,006 Q2 570 727 803 507
2,006 Q3 588 743 839 507
2,006 Q4 592 745 844 509
2,007 Q1 587 754 827 525
2,007 Q2 591 755 862 522
2,007 Q3 607 764 875 530
2,007 Q4 599 762 895 528
2,008 Q1 602 780 875 555
2,008 Q2 613 782 889 574
2,008 Q3 615 786 894 569
2,008 Q4 614 786 925 572
2,009 Q1 596 801 891 578
2,009 Q2 613 797 938 582
2,009 Q3 627 795 899 560
2,009 Q4 655 802 903 581
2,010 Q1 635 813 882 583
2,010 Q2 631 798 910 561
2,010 Q3 638 806 888 563
2,010 Q4 648 814 858 573
2,011 Q1 625 818 883 577
2,011 Q2 650 822 909 597
2,011 Q3 640 824 904 579
2,011 Q4 655 833 908 573
2,012 Q1 667 840 955 592
2,012 Q2 682 846 957 608
2,012 Q3 633 831 958 591
2,012 Q4 644 851 945 600
2,013 Q1 658 853 983 599
2,013 Q2 667 851 1,019 598
2,013 Q3 664 845 953 618
2,013 Q4 658 864 959 602
2,014 Q1 682 861 1,000 618
2,014 Q2 680 855 1,000 609
2,014 Q3 669 865 978 622
2,014 Q4 662 876 992 627
2,015 Q1 692 883 999 616
2,015 Q2 691 878 989 623
2,015 Q3 673 887 1,034 631
2,015 Q4 672 892 1,121 661
2,016 Q1 716 905 1,072 644
2,016 Q2 708 907 1,063 658
2,016 Q3 724 909 1,077 675
2,016 Q4 713 926 1,066 676
2,017 Q1 709 937 1,089 687
2,017 Q2 717 938 1,137 692
2,017 Q3 734 937 1,063 690
2,017 Q4 692 935 1,093 684
2,018 Q1 725 954 1,109 705
2,018 Q2 715 961 1,130 704
2,018 Q3 719 968 1,158 716
2,018 Q4 756 979 1,146 716
2,019 Q1 768 986 1,212 725
2,019 Q2 758 987 1,185 724
2,019 Q3 758 998 1,299 749
2,019 Q4 794 1,011 1,207 739
2,020 Q1 811 1,023 1,242 759
2,020 Q2 839 1,069 1,366 824
2,020 Q3 848 1,070 1,428 821
2,020 Q4 828 1,058 1,314 779
2,021 Q1 842 1,064 1,339 788
2,021 Q2 851 1,078 1,338 817
2,021 Q3 843 1,100 1,385 828
2,021 Q4 839 1,098 1,414 847
U.S. Men Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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Year Quarter Black Men ($) White Men($) Asian Men ($) Hispanic Men ($)
2,002 Q1 582 749 781 496
2,002 Q2 572 754 803 486
2,002 Q3 549 752 782 479
2,002 Q4 572 759 778 495
2,003 Q1 582 761 828 501
2,003 Q2 584 766 804 488
2,003 Q3 592 766 807 493
2,003 Q4 595 770 836 489
2,004 Q1 600 780 847 501
2,004 Q2 626 781 840 502
2,004 Q3 599 781 848 502
2,004 Q4 567 799 836 515
2,005 Q1 591 805 853 515
2,005 Q2 602 785 841 511
2,005 Q3 571 792 872 502
2,005 Q4 604 804 904 522
2,006 Q1 616 818 978 535
2,006 Q2 595 814 897 533
2,006 Q3 647 830 893 534
2,006 Q4 630 821 939 524
2,007 Q1 614 843 896 565
2,007 Q2 623 846 959 559
2,007 Q3 656 851 974 559
2,007 Q4 625 859 1,037 567
2,008 Q1 632 881 974 577
2,008 Q2 655 887 1,008 599
2,008 Q3 683 879 989 595
2,008 Q4 655 884 1,025 592
2,009 Q1 616 912 968 605
2,009 Q2 660 896 1,009 605
2,009 Q3 666 890 973 577
2,009 Q4 680 895 972 604
2,010 Q1 661 913 955 611
2,010 Q2 657 888 951 577
2,010 Q3 668 895 1,005 581
2,010 Q4 678 901 986 591
2,011 Q1 657 902 987 596
2,011 Q2 698 909 992 615
2,011 Q3 691 907 1,058 598
2,011 Q4 698 919 983 589
2,012 Q1 715 928 1,113 605
2,012 Q2 704 943 1,137 632
2,012 Q3 674 911 1,130 616
2,012 Q4 713 947 1,091 633
2,013 Q1 702 936 1,106 617
2,013 Q2 695 936 1,155 607
2,013 Q3 719 925 1,083 658
2,013 Q4 674 945 1,070 618
2,014 Q1 742 948 1,088 651
2,014 Q2 696 942 1,176 637
2,014 Q3 720 951 1,142 657
2,014 Q4 716 960 1,096 663
2,015 Q1 731 969 1,129 656
2,015 Q2 732 969 1,109 654
2,015 Q3 709 972 1,201 666
2,015 Q4 709 986 1,240 705
2,016 Q1 761 988 1,200 680
2,016 Q2 731 997 1,190 692
2,016 Q3 765 992 1,208 699
2,016 Q4 740 1,006 1,172 712
2,017 Q1 756 1,025 1,247 725
2,017 Q2 727 1,020 1,291 718
2,017 Q3 801 1,019 1,200 725
2,017 Q4 712 1,028 1,293 711
2,018 Q1 751 1,055 1,235 765
2,018 Q2 768 1,044 1,270 734
2,018 Q3 767 1,070 1,350 755
2,018 Q4 805 1,086 1,324 765
2,019 Q1 807 1,102 1,349 761
2,019 Q2 832 1,096 1,365 784
2,019 Q3 817 1,104 1,440 785
2,019 Q4 809 1,127 1,374 796
2,020 Q1 880 1,154 1,383 796
2,020 Q2 869 1,173 1,519 885
2,020 Q3 931 1,174 1,588 877
2,020 Q4 850 1,163 1,504 812
2,021 Q1 901 1,174 1,439 824
2,021 Q2 913 1,170 1,530 878
2,021 Q3 871 1,199 1,503 885
2,021 Q4 840 1,195 1,537 895
U.S. Women Median Weekly Earnings By Race and Ethnicity of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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Year Quarter Black Women ($) White Women($) Asian Women ($) Hispanic Women ($)
2,002 Q1 511 578 594 406
2,002 Q2 488 576 582 413
2,002 Q3 478 586 599 419
2,002 Q4 489 591 580 419
2,003 Q1 512 590 652 430
2,003 Q2 507 591 622 417
2,003 Q3 497 599 607 431
2,003 Q4 517 598 585 426
2,004 Q1 512 602 647 438
2,004 Q2 520 612 667 439
2,004 Q3 524 613 615 456
2,004 Q4 540 613 619 440
2,005 Q1 506 623 694 454
2,005 Q2 511 619 677 459
2,005 Q3 531 625 690 434
2,005 Q4 530 630 696 461
2,006 Q1 571 636 680 465
2,006 Q2 530 630 714 454
2,006 Q3 528 643 761 462
2,006 Q4 548 656 745 474
2,007 Q1 563 664 757 494
2,007 Q2 554 654 737 488
2,007 Q3 572 671 755 497
2,007 Q4 575 663 755 495
2,008 Q1 581 683 769 519
2,008 Q2 590 684 763 511
2,008 Q3 564 687 744 515
2,008 Q4 587 698 808 525
2,009 Q1 581 697 817 522
2,009 Q2 583 698 813 535
2,009 Q3 609 705 800 537
2,009 Q4 634 709 813 522
2,010 Q1 611 716 789 522
2,010 Q2 604 715 876 535
2,010 Q3 617 720 798 530
2,010 Q4 625 725 736 524
2,011 Q1 610 732 776 538
2,011 Q2 610 735 768 557
2,011 Q3 611 737 731 545
2,011 Q4 621 740 803 528
2,012 Q1 625 746 856 566
2,012 Q2 658 736 807 569
2,012 Q3 610 746 787 540
2,012 Q4 608 744 772 544
2,013 Q1 624 751 862 567
2,013 Q2 639 753 896 583
2,013 Q3 618 755 827 585
2,013 Q4 645 761 835 574
2,014 Q1 624 771 921 587
2,014 Q2 663 758 895 565
2,014 Q3 631 767 818 588
2,014 Q4 620 773 875 583
2,015 Q1 654 776 881 580
2,015 Q2 654 774 863 597
2,015 Q3 650 781 889 597
2,015 Q4 647 782 960 596
2,016 Q1 663 801 973 601
2,016 Q2 684 797 945 605
2,016 Q3 682 805 924 617
2,016 Q4 679 822 933 614
2,017 Q1 672 827 921 623
2,017 Q2 707 845 958 646
2,017 Q3 686 839 941 636
2,017 Q4 670 828 913 629
2,018 Q1 699 845 979 632
2,018 Q2 676 857 943 652
2,018 Q3 658 867 1,026 652
2,018 Q4 697 859 964 643
2,019 Q1 740 864 1,102 664
2,019 Q2 720 874 974 653
2,019 Q3 707 895 1,158 697
2,019 Q4 773 898 1,072 681
2,020 Q1 768 910 1,140 702
2,020 Q2 811 971 1,157 748
2,020 Q3 793 952 1,300 759
2,020 Q4 813 951 1,124 732
2,021 Q1 803 951 1,162 733
2,021 Q2 789 964 1,118 746
2,021 Q3 823 972 1,244 758
2,021 Q4 837 986 1,204 765