May 2005

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment and sex,
2004 annual averages

Total employed
(in thousands)

Median weekly
earnings

Total……………….………………………………

90,348

$683

Less than a high school diploma…………...…

8,533

401

Less than 1 year of high school………….…

3,249

371

1-3 years of high school………….…………

4,327

416

4 years of high school, no diploma………..

957

456

High school graduate or more…………….…

Educational attainment and sex

Total, both sexes

81,815

722

High school graduates, no college……….…

27,141

574

Some college, no degree…………….………

15,953

642

Associate degree………………….…………

8,893

694

Occupational program…………...…………

4,845

677

Academic program…………….……………

4,048

714

College graduates…………………..………

29,828

986

Bachelor's degree……………….…………

19,474

916

Master's degree…………………...……….

7,475

1,102

Professional degree…..……………..…….

1,512

1,377

Doctoral degree…………...……………….

1,367

1,398

39,590

599

Women
Total……………………………..………………
Less than a high school diploma…………...…
Less than 1 year of high school………….…
1-3 years of high school…………………...…

2,785

334

927

314

1,523

344

4 years of high school, no diploma………..

336

367

High school graduate or more………….……

36,805

620

High school graduates, no college…………

11,628

488

Some college, no degree……………….……

7,405

553

Associate degree……………………….……

4,442

608

Occupational program…………….………

2,319

589

Academic program…………….……………

2,124

632

College graduates……………….……………

13,329

860

Bachelor's degree……………...………….

8,707

792

Master's degree………………...………….

3,638

957

Professional degree……………….………

540

1,055

Doctoral degree……………………..………

444

1,188

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May 2005

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment and sex,
2004 annual averages—Continued

Total employed
(in thousands)

Median weekly
earnings

Total……………………….………………………

50,758

$762

Less than a high school diploma…………..…

5,748

446

Less than 1 year of high school………….…

2,322

399

1-3 years of high school……………...…….

2,804

483

622

500

Educational attainment and sex

Men

4 years of high school, no diploma…………
High school graduate or more…………..……

45,010

818

High school graduates, no college………..

15,513

645

Some college, no degree………………….…

8,548

749

Associate degree…………….………………

4,450

788

Occupational program………….…………

2,526

775

Academic program………………….………

1,924

807

College graduates…………….………………

16,499

1,143

Bachelor's degree………………….………

10,767

1,044

Master's degree……………...…………….

3,837

1,287

Professional degree…………...…………..

972

1,628

Doctoral degree………………….…………

923

1,544

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September 2006

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment and sex,
2005 annual averages

Total employed
(in thousands)

Median weekly
earnings

Total……………….………………………………

92,453

$696

Less than a high school diploma…………...

8,861

409

Less than 1 year of high school………….…

3,331

388

1-3 years of high school………….…………

4,508

421

4 years of high school, no diploma………..

1,022

446

High school graduate or more…………….…

83,592

735

High school graduates, no college……….…

27,514

583

Some college, no degree…………….………

16,062

653

Associate degree………………….…………

9,409

699

Occupational program…………...…………

5,023

692

Academic program…………….……………

4,386

708

College graduates…………………..………

30,607

1,013

Bachelor's degree……………….…………

19,843

937

Master's degree…………………...……….

7,784

1,129

Professional degree…..……………..…….

1,549

1,370

Doctoral degree…………...……………….

1,431

1,421

Educational attainment and sex

Total, both sexes

Women
Total……………………………..………………

40,443

612

Less than a high school diploma…………...

2,878

341

932

321

Less than 1 year of high school………….…
1-3 years of high school…………………...…

1,594

347

4 years of high school, no diploma………..

352

382

High school graduate or more………….……

37,565

636

High school graduates, no college…………

11,517

493

Some college, no degree……………….……

7,448

570

Associate degree……………………….……

4,656

614

Occupational program…………….………

2,372

596

Academic program…………….……………

2,284

636

College graduates……………….……………

13,944

883

Bachelor's degree……………...………….

9,057

813

Master's degree………………...………….

3,871

983

Professional degree……………….………

568

1,131

Doctoral degree……………………..………

448

1,214

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September 2006

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment and sex,
2005 annual averages—Continued

Total employed
(in thousands)

Median weekly
earnings

Total……………………….………………………

52,010

$771

Less than a high school diploma…………..…

5,983

455

Less than 1 year of high school………….…

2,399

413

1-3 years of high school……………...…….

2,914

486

671

492

Educational attainment and sex

Men

4 years of high school, no diploma…………
High school graduate or more…………..……

46,027

826

High school graduates, no college………..

15,997

652

Some college, no degree………………….…

8,615

753

Associate degree…………….………………

4,753

791

Occupational program………….…………

2,651

784

Academic program………………….………

2,102

802

College graduates…………….………………

16,662

1,167

Bachelor's degree………………….………

10,786

1,071

Master's degree……………...…………….

3,913

1,333

Professional degree…………...…………..

980

1,558

Doctoral degree………………….…………

983

1,536

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
Labor Statistics

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September 2007

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time
wage and salary workers 25 years and over by educational
attainment and sex, 2006 annual averages
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Total, both sexes
Total……………….…………………………
Less than a high school diploma…………
Less than 1 year of high school…………
1-3 years of high school………….………
4 years of high school, no diploma………
High school graduate or more……………
High school graduates, no college………
Some college, or associate degree……
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates…………………..……
Bachelor's degree……………….………
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree…..……………..…
Doctoral degree…………...……………

94,744
9,029
3,425
4,496
1,108
85,715
28,023
26,027
16,318
9,709
5,103
4,606
31,665
20,563
8,026
1,582
1,494

$718
419
398
434
476
755
595
692
674
721
699
744
1,039
962
1,140
1,474
1,441

41,556
2,945
972
1,574
400
38,611
11,711
12,439
7,571
4,868
2,391
2,478
14,461
9,435
3,945
618
464

627
358
333
360
411
654
500
602
584
632
606
663
905
839
987
1,203
1,174

Women
Total……………………………..……………
Less than a high school diploma…………
Less than 1 year of high school…………
1-3 years of high school…………………
4 years of high school, no diploma………
High school graduate or more………….…
High school graduates, no college………
Some college, or associate degree……
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates…………………..……
Bachelor's degree……………...………
Master's degree………………...………
Professional degree……………….……
Doctoral degree……………………..……

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48

September 2007

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time
wage and salary workers 25 years and over by educational
attainment and sex, 2006 annual averages—Continued
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Men
Total……………………….…………………
Less than a high school diploma…………
Less than 1 year of high school…………
1-3 years of high school……………...…
4 years of high school, no diploma………
High school graduate or more…………..…
High school graduates, no college………
Some college, or associate degree……
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates…………………..……
Bachelor's degree………………….……
Master's degree……………...…………
Professional degree…………...…………
Doctoral degree………………….………

53,188
6,084
2,454
2,922
708
47,104
16,313
13,588
8,747
4,840
2,712
2,128
17,204
11,128
4,081
964
1,030

$797
469
419
493
505
860
678
796
781
824
796
863
1,205
1,118
1,360
1,741
1,566

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics

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December 2008

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time
wage and salary workers 25 years and over by educational
attainment and sex, 2007 annual averages
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Total, both sexes
Total……………….…………………………
Less than a high school diploma …………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree……………….………
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree…..……………..…
Doctoral degree…………...……………

96,089
8,746
87,344
27,997
26,190
16,486
9,704
4,812
4,891
33,157
21,673
8,367
1,646
1,471

$738
428
773
604
704
683
740
732
749
1,072
987
1,165
1,427
1,497

42,249
2,756
39,493
11,744
12,475
7,625
4,850
2,296
2,554
15,274
9,974
4,193
621
487

646
369
673
512
609
592
640
620
661
932
860
1,034
1,177
1,279

Women
Total……………………………..……………
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree……………...………
Master's degree………………...………
Professional degree……………….……
Doctoral degree……………………..……

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December 2008

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of employed full-time
wage and salary workers 25 years and over by educational
attainment and sex, 2007 annual averages—Continued
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Men
Total……………………….…………………
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree………………….……
Master's degree……………...…………
Professional degree…………...…………
Doctoral degree………………….………
1

53,840
5,990
47,851
16,253
13,715
8,861
4,854
2,516
2,338
17,883
11,699
4,174
1,025
984

$823
481
883
689
810
784
857
852
862
1,243
1,147
1,375
1,612
1,606

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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September 2009

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment
and sex, 2008 annual averages
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Total, both sexes
Total……………….…………………………
Less than a high school diploma …………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree……………….………
Master's degree…………………...……
Professional degree…..……………..…
Doctoral degree…………...……………

96,027
8,120
87,907
27,392
26,526
16,522
10,004
4,541
5,463
33,990
22,033
8,881
1,620
1,455

$761
453
800
618
722
699
757
750
762
1,115
1,012
1,233
1,531
1,561

42,584
2,566
40,018
11,451
12,756
7,713
5,043
2,121
2,922
15,812
10,202
4,476
629
504

670
378
697
520
628
611
661
639
676
955
878
1,074
1,258
1,352

Women
Total……………………………..……………
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree……………...………
Master's degree………………...………
Professional degree……………….……
Doctoral degree……………………..……

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September 2009

Table 17. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and
salary workers 25 years and over by educational attainment
and sex, 2008 annual averages—Continued
Total employed
(in thousands)

Educational attainment and sex

Median weekly
earnings

Men
Total……………………….…………………
Less than a high school diploma…………
High school graduate or more 1………….
High school graduates, no college 1……
Some college or associate degree………
Some college, no degree…………….…
Associate degree………………….……
Occupational program…………...……
Academic program…………….………
College graduates, total…………………
Bachelor's degree………………….……
Master's degree……………...…………
Professional degree…………...…………
Doctoral degree………………….………
1

53,444
5,554
47,889
15,941
13,770
8,809
4,961
2,420
2,541
18,178
11,831
4,405
991
951

$857
497
913
709
830
803
883
871
896
1,285
1,172
1,442
1,758
1,736

Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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