Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014

January 23, 2015

Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.

Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older by educational attainment, 2014 annual averages
Education level Total Men Women White Black or African American Asian Hispanic or Latino

Total, all education levels

$839 $922 $752 $864 $674 $991 $619

Less than a high school diploma

488 517 409 493 440 477 466

High school graduates, no college

668 751 578 696 579 604 595

Some college or associate degree

761 872 661 791 637 748 689

Bachelor's degree only

1,101 1,249 965 1,132 895 1,149 937

Bachelor's degree and higher

1,193 1,385 1,049 1,219 970 1,328 1,007

Advanced degree

1,386 1,630 1,185 1,390 1,149 1,562 1,235

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” (HTML) (PDF). People whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/median-weekly-earnings-by-education-gender-race-and-ethnicity-in-2014.htm (visited August 30, 2016).

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