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Topcoding of Usual Hourly Earnings

The variable for usual hourly earnings is topcoded based on an individual’s usual hours worked variable, if the individual’s edited usual weekly earnings variable is $999. The topcode is computed such that the product of usual hours times usual hourly wage does not exceed an annualized wage of $150,000 ($2885.00 per week). Below is a list of the appropriate topcode

HoursTopcode
1None
2None
3None
4None
5None
6None
7None
8None
9None
10None
11None
12None
13None
14None
15None
16None
17None
18None
19None
20None
21None
22None
23None
24None
25None
26None
27None
28None
29$99.48
30$96.17
31$93.06
32$90.16
33$87.42
34$84.85
35$82.43
36$80.14
37$77.97
38$75.92
39$73.97
40$72.13
41$70.37
42$68.69
43$67.09
44$65.57
45$64.11
46$62.72
47$61.38
48$60.10
49$58.88
50$57.70
51$56.57
52$55.48
53$54.43
54$53.43
55$52.45
56$51.52
57$50.61
58$49.74
59$48.90
60$48.08
61$47.30
62$46.53
63$45.79
64$45.08
65$44.38
66$43.71
67$43.06
68$42.43
69$41.81
70$41.21
71$40.63
72$40.07
73$39.52
74$38.99
75$38.47
76$37.96
77$37.47
78$36.99
79$36.52
80$36.06
81$35.62
82$35.18
83$34.76
84$34.35
85$33.94
86$33.55
87$33.16
88$32.78
89$32.42
90$32.06
91$31.70
92$31.36
93$31.02
94$30.69
95$30.37
96$30.05
97$29.74
98$29.44
99$29.14

Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Current Population Survey (CPS) |  Last Revised: 2013-04-22T15:03:50.386-04:00