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Median weekly earnings in US up 3.7% during Q2

July 17, 2019

Median weekly earnings rose 3.7% to $908 for the 117.6 million full-time wage and salary workers in the US in the second quarter of this year compared with the second quarter of last year, not seasonally adjusted, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Full-time workers age 25 and older without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $588, compared with $751 for high school graduates (no college) and $1,357 for those holding at least a bachelor’s degree. Among college graduates with advanced degrees (master's, professional, and doctoral degrees), the highest-earning 10% of male workers made $3,997 or more per week, compared with $2,822 or more for their female counterparts.

Among all workers, women had median weekly earnings of $814, or 81.4% of the $1,000 median for men.

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