Median annual earnings by sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity

Year Total Women Total Men White Women White Men Black Women Black Men Asian Women Asian Men Hispanic Women Hispanic Men White, non-Hispanic Women White, non-Hispanic Men
1960 $24,673 $40,665                    
1961 $24,862 $41,962                    
1962 $25,338 $42,729                    
1963 $25,820 $43,803                    
1964 $26,514 $44,826                    
1965 $27,245 $45,465                    
1966 $27,310 $47,450                    
1967 $27,852 $48,200 $28,717 $49,636 $21,436 $32,060            
1968 $28,783 $49,494 $29,578 $50,824 $22,519 $34,318            
1969 $30,769 $50,862 $31,394 $54,008 $24,785 $36,352            
1970 $31,363 $52,828 $31,888 $54,342 $26,202 $37,520            
1971 $31,571 $53,054 $31,898 $54,522 $28,302 $37,644            
1972 $32,351 $55,911 $32,871 $58,053 $28,207 $40,012            
1973 $32,673 $57,692 $33,184 $59,394 $28,299 $40,641            
1974 $32,680 $55,622 $32,914 $56,817 $30,772 $40,876     $27,780 $41,659    
1975 $32,512 $55,275 $32,551 $56,557 $31,355 $42,056     $27,863 $40,782    
1976 $33,180 $55,123 $33,406 $56,590 $31,341 $41,427     $28,588 $42,062    
1977 $33,211 $56,363 $33,419 $58,036 $31,203 $40,251     $28,964 $41,577    
1978 $33,719 $56,727 $33,990 $57,683 $31,811 $44,516     $29,121 $42,320    
1979 $33,437 $56,043 $33,697 $57,328 $31,042 $41,629     $27,811 $40,779    
1980 $33,168 $55,133 $33,405 $56,748 $31,613 $40,129     $28,671 $40,162    
1981 $32,483 $54,837 $32,773 $56,045 $30,312 $39,861     $29,040 $39,842    
1982 $33,219 $53,800 $33,591 $55,140 $30,967 $39,572     $28,364 $39,263    
1983 $34,064 $53,564 $34,433 $54,876 $31,065 $39,542     $28,553 $39,581    
1984 $34,736 $54,567 $35,027 $56,315 $32,245 $39,098     $29,483 $39,812    
1985 $35,501 $54,975 $35,891 $56,945 $32,510 $39,715     $29,688 $38,743    
1986 $36,248 $56,399 $36,672 $57,897 $32,902 $40,953     $30,897 $37,550    
1987 $36,508 $56,013 $36,862 $57,272 $34,004 $41,283     $31,357 $37,637 $37,261 $58,664
1988 $36,683 $55,539 $37,127 $56,731 $34,458 $42,444 $40,313 $56,508 $30,931 $37,194 $37,742 $58,875
1989 $37,468 $54,561 $37,774 $56,976 $34,713 $40,776 $42,645 $56,198 $31,266 $36,648 $38,411 $59,825
1990 $37,711 $52,657 $38,141 $54,945 $34,321 $40,169 $40,568 $50,920 $29,816 $36,406 $38,729 $57,327
1991 $37,729 $54,008 $38,171 $55,559 $34,364 $40,523 $38,869 $55,363 $29,819 $36,293 $38,722 $56,993
1992 $38,286 $54,087 $38,678 $55,268 $35,400 $40,116 $40,840 $54,670 $30,604 $35,001 $39,215 $56,817
1993 $37,994 $53,124 $38,476 $54,316 $34,621 $40,216 $42,533 $53,991 $29,278 $35,202 $39,105 $55,857
1994 $38,001 $52,802 $38,716 $54,076 $34,073 $40,631 $41,846 $54,868 $30,067 $34,765 $39,697 $55,857
1995 $37,595 $52,633 $38,287 $53,763 $34,533 $40,822 $41,572 $52,763 $28,706 $34,055 $39,542 $57,489
1996 $38,594 $52,323 $39,327 $53,661 $34,953 $42,979 $41,597 $56,079 $30,382 $34,274 $40,515 $57,691
1997 $39,790 $53,653 $40,360 $56,073 $35,109 $42,114 $44,264 $55,259 $30,230 $34,439 $41,291 $58,310
1998 $40,656 $55,563 $41,255 $56,863 $35,603 $42,523 $42,553 $54,750 $30,216 $35,033 $42,254 $59,320
1999 $40,507 $56,015 $41,015 $57,245 $37,290 $45,776 $43,978 $56,786 $29,838 $34,507 $42,226 $62,256
2000 $40,884 $55,458 $42,046 $57,520 $37,351 $44,812 $45,369 $60,377 $30,756 $35,399 $44,419 $61,407
2001 $42,289 $55,404 $43,324 $57,661 $38,497 $45,381 $44,417 $60,583 $31,112 $36,308 $44,585 $60,334
2002 $43,041 $56,189 $43,551 $57,772 $38,308 $44,771 $44,794 $59,681 $31,223 $37,010 $44,750 $60,534
2003 $42,811 $56,667 $43,431 $57,424 $37,573 $44,925 $45,407 $63,509 $31,161 $36,344 $44,667 $62,365
2004 $42,385 $55,350 $42,922 $56,375 $37,628 $42,450 $48,843 $62,401 $31,850 $36,166 $44,130 $61,788
2005 $41,807 $54,311 $42,221 $55,093 $38,939 $43,407 $47,364 $63,081 $31,776 $35,129 $44,768 $60,939
2006 $41,330 $53,718 $42,923 $56,122 $38,580 $44,196 $49,971 $65,383 $32,029 $36,939 $45,422 $61,547
2007 $43,388 $55,762 $43,930 $56,868 $38,329 $44,582 $49,904 $62,680 $32,894 $37,326 $45,419 $62,210
2008 $42,548 $55,192 $43,087 $56,386 $37,482 $44,411 $50,250 $61,113 $31,955 $36,850 $44,505 $60,997
2009 $43,333 $56,292 $43,855 $58,159 $38,013 $44,788 $50,564 $61,826 $32,467 $37,498 $46,027 $61,402
2010 $43,347 $56,347 $43,916 $58,973 $37,959 $43,295 $48,513 $60,770 $33,116 $37,107 $47,341 $61,058
2011 $42,284 $54,911 $42,969 $57,039 $38,164 $44,978 $46,572 $62,746 $33,059 $36,275 $45,949 $59,600
2012 $42,158 $55,106 $43,521 $56,242 $37,801 $42,966 $50,854 $65,500 $31,709 $35,969 $45,640 $58,606
2013 $43,044 $55,000 $44,248 $55,558 $37,473 $44,918 $46,538 $63,353 $33,208 $35,530 $45,508 $58,798
2013** $42,644 $54,980 $44,151 $55,701 $35,676 $43,022 $49,841 $63,012 $33,707 $35,270 $45,330 $60,618
2014 $42,829 $54,462 $43,713 $55,153 $36,248 $44,016 $50,085 $61,552 $32,746 $37,331 $45,208 $59,961
2015 $43,965 $55,263 $44,478 $55,946 $39,067 $44,356 $52,305 $66,889 $33,570 $38,495 $46,470 $61,729
2016 $44,270 $55,015 $44,858 $55,638 $38,595 $43,992 $53,923 $69,891 $33,582 $39,796 $48,731 $61,711
2017 $43,779 $54,385 $44,820 $55,810 $38,312 $43,883 $53,584 $70,579 $33,376 $40,545 $48,510 $62,981
2017*** $44,449 $54,427 $47,116 $56,083 $38,593 $43,519 $54,196 $70,780 $33,535 $39,220 $49,525 $63,005
2018 $45,914 $56,293 $46,592 $57,389 $38,725 $45,190 $56,576 $71,652 $34,148 $40,733 $49,267 $62,692
2019 $47,299 $57,456 $48,845 $60,017 $41,098 $45,644 $56,807 $75,671 $36,110 $41,519 $51,324 $65,208

Notes: Earnings are based on median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers, 15 years and older beginning in 1980 and people 14 years and older as of the following year for previous years. Before 1989, earnings are for civilian workers only. Whites, Blacks and Asians include people of Hispanic ethnicity. People of two or more races are not included beginning 2002. Data for Asians from 1988 until 2001 included Pacific Islanders. Hispanics may be of any race. The comparability of historical data has been affected at various times by methodological and other changes in the Current Population Survey Annual and Social Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC). The 2014 CPS ASEC included redesigned income questions. The 2018 CPS ASEC included updates to the processing system. To account for these changes and support consistent comparisons with the previous time series, two sets of estimates were published for 2013 and 2017. For more on information on CPS ASEC methodology changes see https://www.census.gov/topics/income-poverty/income/guidance/cps-methodology-changes.html. Earnings are in 2019 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars.
Data: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplements 1960-2020