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252. Earnings, by Highest Degree Earned

[Through 1998, for persons 18 years old and over with earnings. Thereafter, for persons [25 years old and over with earnings. Persons as of March. Earnings for prior year. Based on Current Population Survey; see text, Section 1, Population, and Appendix III. For definition of mean, see Guide to Tabular Presentation]

 
LEVEL OF HIGHEST DEGREE LEVEL OF HIGHEST DEGREE LEVEL OF HIGHEST DEGREE
Not a High Some
Characteristic Total high school college, Associate's Bachelor's Master's Professional Doctorate
persons school graduate no
graduate only degree
 
1996
MEAN EARNINGS
(dol.)
  All persons 1 26,792 14,013 21,431 22,392 27,780 36,980 47,609 85,322 64,550
 
Age: 18 to 24 years old 10,173 6,837 11,376 8,852 13,774 16,145 22,770 20,262 19,563
  25 to 34 years old 23,956 13,742 20,243 21,422 24,288 31,658 37,033 50,019 40,366
  35 to 44 years old 31,949 17,313 23,926 28,347 31,230 42,056 51,184 111,026 62,808
  45 to 54 years old 34,914 17,197 25,661 32,761 32,238 44,115 54,508 93,517 75,070
  55 to 64 years old 30,949 18,692 24,766 29,065 33,474 45,055 44,443 89,158 68,293
  65 years old and over 19,612 10,803 16,443 17,528 16,004 26,442 31,258 58,844 60,885
 
Sex: Male 33,251 16,748 26,333 28,458 33,881 46,111 58,302 101,730 71,016
     Female 19,414 9,790 15,970 16,152 22,429 26,841 34,911 47,959 47,733
 
White 27,556 14,234 22,154 22,898 28,137 37,711 48,029 85,229 64,608
  Male 34,276 17,032 27,467 29,206 34,286 47,016 58,817 100,856 72,542
  Female 19,647 9,582 16,196 16,125 22,547 26,916 35,125 48,562 45,202
Black 20,537 12,956 17,072 20,275 26,818 29,666 38,294 (B) (B)
  Male 23,876 14,877 19,514 24,894 33,674 36,026 41,777 (B) (B)
  Female 17,485 10,739 14,473 16,627 22,113 25,577 35,222 (B) (B)
 
Hispanic 2 18,262 13,068 18,333 18,903 23,406 30,602 36,633 (B) (B)
  Male 20,312 14,774 20,882 21,705 24,021 35,109 38,539 (B) (B)
  Female 15,310 9,809 14,989 15,699 22,883 25,338 33,390 (B) (B)
 
1997
MEAN EARNINGS
(dol.)
  All persons 1 28,106 15,011 22,154 23,937 28,514 38,112 50,162 94,038 72,464
 
Age: 18 to 24 years old 10,394 6,950 11,221 9,125 14,277 18,026 26,621 5,000 (B)
  25 to 34 years old 25,010 14,692 20,373 23,608 26,770 32,431 35,626 52,476 44,282
  35 to 44 years old 33,451 17,975 25,613 29,640 30,438 43,830 58,624 109,588 81,400
  45 to 54 years old 36,720 19,865 27,133 34,141 33,086 44,523 56,022 115,498 75,426
  55 to 64 years old 32,152 19,098 24,829 34,178 32,570 41,874 45,391 95,146 79,498
  65 years old and over 20,256 12,051 14,536 15,771 15,694 32,272 29,689 68,056 75,976
 
Sex: Male 34,705 17,826 27,642 30,057 35,484 46,702 62,145 102,913 81,492
     Female 20,570 10,421 16,161 17,475 22,480 28,701 36,483 72,015 51,865
 
White 28,844 15,358 22,782 24,229 28,867 38,936 50,813 92,612 73,647
  Male 35,821 18,246 28,591 30,847 36,222 48,014 63,113 103,490 82,615
  Female 20,590 10,290 16,270 16,959 22,122 28,667 36,687 64,618 53,862
Black 21,978 13,110 18,722 23,148 25,220 31,955 37,592 (B) (B)
  Male 25,067 15,461 22,267 25,594 29,561 35,558 40,313 (B) (B)
  Female 19,271 10,337 15,379 21,155 22,793 29,311 35,909 (B) (B)
 
Hispanic 2 19,439 13,287 18,528 21,303 25,014 32,955 36,827 (B) (B)
  Male 21,870 14,986 21,593 25,795 29,693 38,130 36,370 (B) (B)
  Female 15,841 9,867 14,635 15,659 20,192 27,407 37,660 (B) (B)
 
1998
MEAN EARNINGS
(dol.)
  All persons 1 29,514 16,124 22,895 24,804 29,872 40,478 51,183 95,148 77,445
 
Age: 18 to 24 years old 11,264 7,737 12,001 9,813 15,931 19,444 23,007 14,045 4,158
  25 to 34 years old 26,462 16,262 21,637 23,489 25,978 35,027 40,798 58,079 47,779
  35 to 44 years old 34,081 18,532 26,235 30,353 32,429 45,298 53,594 103,418 77,982
  45 to 54 years old 37,242 20,800 26,925 35,090 34,606 46,773 56,922 115,697 86,237
  55 to 64 years old 35,924 21,096 26,202 26,392 32,063 45,129 53,547 145,699 79,931
  65 years old and over 21,588 13,482 13,734 21,880 33,313 29,958 26,154 54,246 65,543
 
Sex: Male 36,556 19,575 28,307 31,268 36,392 50,056 63,220 109,206 87,426
     Female 21,528 10,725 16,906 18,104 24,009 30,119 38,337 62,113 51,189
 
White 30,515 16,596 23,618 25,442 30,509 41,439 52,475 97,487 79,947
  Male 37,933 20,071 29,298 32,294 37,362 51,678 65,421 110,977 89,110
  Female 21,799 10,700 17,166 18,083 24,059 30,041 38,428 63,450 54,587
Black 21,909 13,185 18,980 22,105 25,527 32,062 40,610 51,004 (B)
  Male 25,080 15,423 22,440 26,743 29,099 35,792 46,729 (B) (B)
  Female 19,161 10,607 15,789 18,346 23,416 29,091 37,425 (B) (B)
 
Hispanic 2 20,766 15,069 19,558 20,825 25,478 33,465 46,556 (B) (B)
  Male 23,520 17,447 22,253 24,807 29,627 37,963 54,790 (B) (B)
  Female 16,781 10,503 15,747 16,258 21,705 29,173 35,425 (B) (B)
 
1999
MEAN EARNINGS
(dol.)
  All persons 1 30,928 16,053 23,594 25,686 32,468 43,782 52,794 95,488 74,712
 
Age:
  25 to 34 years old 33,084 19,760 26,878 30,515 32,332 42,420 45,930 63,005 65,493
  35 to 44 years old 35,823 18,982 26,228 32,100 35,072 48,842 59,892 105,700 70,673
  45 to 54 years old 39,285 20,734 27,538 34,775 36,635 53,462 56,651 96,479 86,681
  55 to 64 years old 36,410 20,400 26,670 31,998 38,545 47,182 56,078 134,814 85,297
  65 years old and over 23,245 12,481 17,165 23,010 28,449 32,974 21,646 82,060 48,205
 
Sex:
  Male 38,134 19,155 28,742 32,005 40,082 55,057 64,533 108,926 82,619
  Female 22,818 11,353 17,898 19,327 25,390 31,452 40,429 65,351 54,552
 
White 32,057 16,474 24,409 26,357 33,212 44,852 53,497 99,858 77,970
  Male 39,638 19,632 29,782 33,041 41,111 56,620 65,637 112,944 85,837
  Female 23,213 11,255 18,327 19,390 25,679 31,406 40,679 67,998 55,793
Black 22,829 13,672 19,236 22,148 26,424 36,373 43,054 53,969 46,848
  Male 26,090 16,013 22,698 25,807 29,532 42,539 47,951 68,693 46,743
  Female 20,026 11,372 15,892 19,269 24,187 31,952 39,760 39,109 46,914
 
Hispanic 2 22,117 15,832 20,978 22,151 29,933 35,014 55,581 78,353 69,942
  Male 25,534 17,756 24,739 27,145 38,555 40,889 73,362 109,071 90,474
  Female 17,461 12,273 15,952 16,941 22,222 29,317 36,589 45,829 33,407


B Base figure too small to meet statistical standards for reliability of a derived figure.
1 Includes other races, not shown separately.
2 Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Reports, P20-493, P20-505, P20-513, P20-528; and unpublished data.

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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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