Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Are You Earning More or Less Than the Country's Median Income

Median weekly earnings of the nation's 104.2 million full-time wage and salary workers were $776 in
the second quarter of 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

.Among men, those age 45 to 54 and 55 to 64 had the highest median weekly earnings, $1,007 and $1,023, respectively. Usual weekly earnings were highest for women age 35 to 64; weekly earnings were $760 for women age 35 to 44, $767 for women age 45 to 54, and $789 for women age 55 to 64. Workers age 16 to 24 had the lowest median weekly earnings, at $452.

Among the major occupational groups, persons employed full time in management, professional, and related occupations had the highest median weekly earnings—$1,345 for men and $962 for women. Men and women employed in service jobs earned the least, $534 and $461, respectively.

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