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In 2016, median weekly earnings were $749 for women age 16 and older who were full-time wage and salary workers, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers. For men 16 and older, median weekly earnings were $915. Young women and men ages 16 to 24 had the lowest earnings ($486 and $512, respectively). Women’s median weekly earnings were highest for those between the ages of 35 and 54, with 35- to 44-year-olds ($839) and 45- to 54-year-olds ($836) earning about the same. For men, earnings were highest for 45- to 54-year-olds ($1,075) and 55- to 64-year-olds ($1,102). These data are from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see the BLS Report, Highlights of women’s earnings in 2016.

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