Employment, wages, and projected change in employment by typical entry-level education

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Table 5.2 Employment, wages, and projected change in employment by typical entry-level education (Employment in thousands) 

Typical entry-level education

2018 Employment

Employment change, 2018–28 (percent)

Median annual wage, 2018(1)

Number

Percent distribution

Total, all occupations

161,037.7

100.0

5.2

$38,640

Doctoral or professional degree

4,382.9

2.7

9.0

$105,700

Master's degree

2,685.1

1.7

13.7

$73,580

Bachelor's degree

35,479.2

22.0

7.7

$73,960

Associate's degree

3,572.6

2.2

7.9

$53,700

Postsecondary nondegree award

9,993.1

6.2

8.2

$38,640

Some college, no degree

4,105.6

2.5

1.4

$35,820

High school diploma or equivalent

62,426.8

38.8

2.9

$37,020

No formal educational credential

38,392.3

23.8

5.0

$24,430

Footnotes:
  (1) Data are from the Occupational Employment Statistics program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wage data cover non-farm wage and salary workers and do not cover the self-employed, owners and partners in unincorporated firms, or household workers.

Note: The occupational employment and growth rates shown in this table include projected growth in all jobs from 2018—28, not just entry-level jobs. Entry-level education reflects 2018 requirements—BLS does not project educational requirements.

Source: Employment Projections program, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Last Modified Date: September 4, 2019