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Weekly Earnings of Americans Based on Education


JANUARY 23, 2015

A full-time salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school earns a weekly wage of about $488. A full-time salary workers age 25 and older with a high school diploma only (no college) earns a weekly wage of about $668. A full-time salary workers age 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree earns a weekly wage of about $1,193.

Among workers age 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree, median weekly earnings in 2014 were $1,385 for men and $1,049 for women. Black or African American workers with at least a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $970 in 2014, compared with $1,219 for White workers with the same level of education. Asians with at least a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $1,328. The median for Hispanic or Latino workers with that level of education was $1,007 per week. These data are 2014 annual averages from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see “Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Fourth Quarter 2014”. People whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

Source: Bureau of labor Statistics http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/median-weekly-earnings-by-education-gender-race-and-ethnicity-in-2014.htm


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