Table 1

#### Hourly wages of all workers, by wage percentile, selected years, 2000–2019 (2019\$)

Wage by percentile Wage ratio
Year/range 10th 20th 30th 40th 50th 60th 70th 80th 90th 95th 50th/10th 95th/50th 95th/10th
2000 \$9.09 \$11.13 \$13.25 \$15.05 \$17.89 \$21.01 \$25.18 \$30.51 \$40.17 \$51.37 1.97 2.87 5.65
2007 \$9.33 \$11.24 \$13.26 \$15.57 \$18.48 \$21.68 \$25.92 \$32.08 \$43.18 \$55.75 1.98 3.02 5.97
2018 \$10.15 \$12.12 \$14.16 \$16.22 \$19.14 \$22.42 \$27.25 \$34.41 \$48.34 \$64.25 1.89 3.36 6.33
2019 \$10.07 \$12.31 \$14.64 \$16.71 \$19.33 \$22.95 \$27.94 \$34.98 \$48.08 \$67.14 1.92 3.47 6.66
Annualized percent changes Wage ratio change
2000–2019 0.5% 0.5% 0.5% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% 1.0% 1.4% 0.0 0.6 1.0
2000–2007 0.4% 0.1% 0.0% 0.5% 0.5% 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% 1.0% 1.2% 0.0 0.1 0.3
2007–2019 0.6% 0.8% 0.8% 0.6% 0.4% 0.5% 0.6% 0.7% 0.9% 1.6% -0.1 0.5 0.7
2018–2019 -0.7% 1.5% 3.4% 3.0% 1.0% 2.4% 2.5% 1.7% -0.5% 4.5% 0.0 0.1 0.3

Note: The xth-percentile wage is the wage at which x% of wage earners earn less and (100−x)% earn more.

Source: Author’s analysis of EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org

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