Earnings of Women Aged 20–59, by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity, 2018–2019Released: June 2021
|Age group||White, not Hispanic||Black, not Hispanic||Hispanic||Asian|
In the 2-year period 2018–2019:
- For the 20–29 age group, the real median annual earnings of:
- White, non-Hispanic women were 28% higher than Black, non-Hispanic women and 16% higher than Hispanic women.
- Asian women were 43% higher than Black, non-Hispanic women and 29% higher than Hispanic women.
- For the 50–59 age group, the real median annual earnings of:
- White, non-Hispanic women were 15% higher than Black, non-Hispanic women and 44% higher than Hispanic women.
- Asian women were 3% lower than Black, non-Hispanic women and 22% higher than Hispanic women.
SOURCE: Social Security Administration (SSA) calculations using SSA earnings data linked to Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement public-use files.
NOTES: Earnings are indexed to 2020 values based on the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers.
Includes workers with annual earnings equal to or greater than one earnings credit. In 2020 dollars, the earnings required to earn a single credit were $1,360 in 2018 and $1,375 in 2019.
Real median earnings are shown for the 2-year period 2018–2019 to reduce annual variability that can occur when sampling relatively small demographic groups.