Measurement comparisons between percentiles and average wages of quintiles: Real wage growth at different points in the wage distribution, 2019–2022

Wage group Wage change
Average of the bottom 20%  7.3%
10th percentile 9.0%
Average of the middle 20% 2.4%
50th percentile 3.4%
Average of the top 20%  8.0%
90th percentile  4.9%

Source: EPI analysis of the Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.37 (2023), 

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