Usual weekly earnings in second quarter 2010 by education
July 26, 2010
Median weekly earnings for full-time wage and salary workers aged 25 years and older were $774 in the second quarter of 2010 (not seasonally adjusted). Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $704, or 81.8 percent of the $861 median for men.
By educational attainment, male full-time workers aged 25 and older without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $485, compared with $377 for female workers. Male and female high school graduates (no college) had median weekly earnings of $714 and $542, respectively.
Among college graduates with bachelor’s degrees, male workers had median weekly earnings of $1,171, compared with $920 for their female counterparts.
Among college graduates with advanced degrees (professional or master's degree and above), male workers had median weekly earnings of $1,546, compared with $1,158 for their female counterparts.
These data on earnings are produced by the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Second Quarter 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0993.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Usual weekly earnings in second quarter 2010 by education on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100726.htm (visited May 24, 2016).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Employment and Wages in Healthcare Occupations
Healthcare occupations are a significant percentage of U.S. employment. Some of the largest and highest paying occupations are in healthcare. This Spotlight examines employment and wages for healthcare occupations.
Fifty years of looking at changes in peoples lives
Longitudinal surveys help us understand long-term changes, such as how events that happened when a person was in high school affect labor market success as an adult.
- A look at pay at the top, the bottom, and in between
The Spotlight examines how earnings and wages have changed over time and how they differ within a geographic area, industry, or occupation.