Figure 4. Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers 25 years and over, by certification and licensing status and educational attainment, 2018 annual averages
Education level With a certification or license With no certification or license

Less than a high school diploma

$636 $546

High school graduates, no college

837 715

Some college, no degree

870 788

Associate’s degree

930 828

Bachelor’s degree

1,212 1,190

Master’s degree

1,376 1,492

Professional degree

1,919 1,515

Doctoral degree

1,840 1,790

Note: Master’s, professional, and doctoral degrees are known collectively as “advanced degrees.”

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.