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Pareto-imputed mean values for top-coded weekly earnings, and share top coded, 1973–2011

Share (percent hours) Value
All Men Women Men Women
1973 0.11% 0.17% 0.02% $1,365 $1,340
1974 0.16 0.26 0.01 1,385 1,297
1975 0.21 0.35 0.02 1,410 1,323
1976 0.30 0.51 0.01 1,392 1,314
1977 0.36 0.59 0.04 1,384 1,309
1978 0.38 0.65 0.02 1,377 1,297
1979 0.57 0.98 0.05 1,388 1,301
1980 0.72 1.23 0.07 1,380 1,287
1981 1.05 1.82 0.10 1,408 1,281
1982 1.45 2.50 0.18 1,430 1,306
1983 1.89 3.27 0.25 1,458 1,307
1984 2.32 3.92 0.42 1,471 1,336
1985 2.78 4.63 0.60 1,490 1,343
1986 0.80 1.37 0.15 2,435 2,466
1987 1.06 1.80 0.20 2,413 2,472
1988 1.30 2.19 0.29 2,410 2,461
1989 0.48 0.84 0.08 2,710 2,506
1990 0.60 1.04 0.11 2,724 2,522
1991 0.71 1.21 0.17 2,744 2,553
1992 0.77 1.28 0.22 2,727 2,581
1993 0.86 1.43 0.24 2,754 2,580
1994 1.25 1.98 0.43 2,882 2,689
1995 1.34 2.16 0.43 2,851 2,660
1996 1.41 2.27 0.46 2,863 2,678
1997 1.71 2.67 0.65 2,908 2,751
1998 0.63 0.98 0.25 4,437 4,155
1999 0.71 1.12 0.21 4,464 4,099
2000 0.83 1.38 0.24 4,502 4,179
2001 0.92 1.46 0.34 4,477 4,227
2002 0.91 1.44 0.33 4,555 4,252
2003 1.07 1.69 0.40 4,546 4,219
2004 1.19 1.90 0.42 4,611 4,195
2005 1.30 2.02 0.51 4,623 4,264
2006 1.49 2.26 0.65 4,636 4,328
2007 1.69 2.55 0.76 4,658 4,325
2008 1.95% 2.95% 0.87% $4,723 $4,383
2009 2.09 3.20 0.92 4,872 4,403
2010 2.25 3.33 1.11 4,888 4,458
2011 2.26 3.30 1.14 4,792 4,477

Source: Authors' analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

Updated July 19, 2012

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