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Table 30. Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers, by sex and age group: Selected years, 1980 through 2009
 
Year Males   Females
Age 15 and older Ages 15–19 Ages 20–24 Ages 25–29 Age 15 and older Ages 15–19 Ages 20–24 Ages 25–29
        [In constant 2010 dollars]      
1980 $50,300 $21,200 $31,800 $42,300   $29,100 $17,900 $23,800 $31,800
1985 50,700 17,600 27,900 40,500   31,600 16,600 23,300 31,200
1990 46,700 16,700 26,000 38,300   33,400 16,700 23,400 31,700
1995 45,100 17,400 24,300 35,800   32,900 14,900 21,500 30,000
2000 48,100 19,000 26,600 38,000   35,500 16,100 24,100 32,900
2001 48,000 19,700 25,900 38,200   36,900 18,500 24,600 34,200
2002 48,500 18,200 26,700 37,600   36,400 17,500 24,200 33,900
2003 47,400 19,600 25,300 36,700   35,600 17,100 23,700 33,800
2004 46,200 18,500 25,400 36,900   35,800 16,200 23,100 34,600
2005 46,400 18,600 24,600 35,700   35,700 15,600 22,300 33,500
2006 46,500 19,500 26,000 36,800   35,800 16,900 22,700 32,500
2007 47,300 21,000 25,200 36,800   36,800 16,700 24,200 33,700
2008 46,800 17,200 25,300 36,500   35,400 15,700 23,300 32,400
2009 48,800 18,300 25,400 38,600   36,600 16,900 22,500 32,500
NOTE: Data were adjusted to constant 2010 dollars using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, selected years, 1981–2010.

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