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Median annual earnings by sex, race and Hispanic ethnicity, March 1960-2014
YearAll Women"All Men"White, non-Hispanic WomenWhite, non-Hispanic MenBlack WomenBlack MenAsian WomenAsian MenHispanic WomenHispanic Men

1960

22,79237,565--------

1961

22,96738,764--------

1962

23,40639,472--------

1963

23,85240,464--------

1964

24,49341,409--------

1965

25,16841,999--------

1966

25,22843,833--------

1967

25,72944,526--19,80229,616----

1968

26,58945,721--20,80231,702----

1969

28,42446,984--22,89533,581----

1970

28,97248,801--24,20434,660----

1971

29,16449,010--26,14534,775----

1972

29,88451,649--26,05736,962----

1973

30,18253,294--26,14237,543----

1974

30,18951,382--28,42637,760--25,66338,483

1975

30,03351,061--28,96538,850--25,73937,674

1976

30,65150,921--28,95238,269--26,40938,856

1977

30,67952,067--28,82437,183--26,75638,408

1978

31,14952,403--29,38641,123--26,90139,094

1979

30,88851,771--28,67638,456--25,69137,671

1980

30,64050,930--29,20337,070--26,48637,100

1981

29,98550,621--27,98136,796--26,80736,779

1982

30,66649,665--28,58736,531--26,18436,246

1983

31,46749,481--28,69736,528--26,37736,564

1984

32,08850,407--29,78736,117--27,23636,777

1985

32,79450,785--30,03236,688--27,42535,790

1986

33,46552,069--30,37637,809--28,52534,667

1987

33,72551,74334,42154,19231,41238,136--28,96734,768

1988

33,86851,27734,84554,35731,81439,18737,21952,17228,55734,339

1989

34,61250,40135,48355,26432,06737,66839,39451,91428,88333,854

1990

34,83648,64335,77652,95731,70437,10737,47647,03827,54333,631

1991

34,85349,89135,77052,64831,74537,43435,90651,14227,54633,527

1992

35,35149,94136,20952,46132,68637,04137,70950,47828,25732,317

1993

35,09849,07436,12451,59931,98137,15139,29149,87527,04632,519

1994

35,10448,77736,67151,59931,47637,53438,65650,68627,77532,115

1995

34,72948,62136,52753,10731,90137,71038,40348,74126,51831,459

1996

35,63748,31337,41053,27032,27439,68638,41051,78228,05431,648

1997

36,74149,54238,12753,84332,41938,88840,87251,02527,91431,801

1998

37,54151,30639,01754,77632,87639,26539,29350,55627,90132,349

1999

37,40451,72438,99157,48734,43342,26940,60952,43627,55331,863

2000

37,75251,21041,01756,70434,49041,38041,89455,75228,40032,688

2001

39,06651,18041,18655,73535,56241,92241,03155,96528,74033,540

2002

39,74551,88641,32355,89835,37541,34341,36455,11128,83234,176

2003

39,54852,34841,26257,61134,70941,50041,94658,66828,78633,574

2004

39,15451,13140,76657,07834,76039,21445,12057,64529,42233,409

2005

38,62050,17141,35556,29435,97040,09843,75358,27329,35432,451

2006

38,17949,62341,95956,85535,64040,82746,16260,39929,58834,124

2007

40,08051,51141,95657,46835,40741,18346,10057,90230,38634,481

2008

39,30550,98541,11356,34734,62541,02646,41956,45429,52034,041

2009

40,03052,00142,51856,72235,11541,37446,70957,11329,99234,640

2010

40,05552,06843,74656,42135,07640,00744,82956,15530,60234,289

2011

39,07350,74042,45955,07335,26541,56243,03557,98130,54833,520

2012

38,96750,93642,18654,17034,94039,71447,00560,54329,30933,247

2013

39,79850,85242,07554,36334,64741,53143,02858,57530,70332,850

2013*

39,42850,83341,91156,04632,98539,77746,08258,26031,16532,610

2014

39,62150,38341,82255,47033,53340,71946,33456,94230,29334,535

Notes: Earnings are based on median annual earnings of full-time, year-round workers, 15 years old and over beginning in March, 1980, and age 14 years old and over as of March of the following year for previous years. Before 1989 earnings are for civilian workers only. 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. The 2014 CPS ASEC included redesigned questions for income and health insurance coverage for a subsample of the 98,000 addresses using a probability split panel design. Approximately 68,000 addresses were eligible to receive a set of income questions similar to those used in the 2013 CPS ASEC and the remaining 30,000 addresses were eligible to receive the redesigned income questions, resulting in two estimates for 2013. Estimates based on the portion of the sample that received the redesigned income questions are the most appropriate for comparing estimates from ASEC 2014 with ASEC 2015 and beyond. Earnings are in 2014 CPI-U-RS adjusted dollars.

Source: 1961-2015 Annual Social and Economic Supplements, Current Population Survey, U.S. Census Bureau.