June 06, 2000
While earnings for women 25 years and older were up in all educational categories in 1999, the increase was greatest for women with a college degree.
Among women with less than a high school education, earnings grew from $283 to $290, or 2.5 percent. Earning rose from $396 to $405, or 2.3 percent for women with high school but no college. Earnings for women with some college or an associate degree advanced from $476 to $488 or 2.5 percent. Earnings for women with a college degree jumped from $707 to $740 or 4.7 percent.
These earnings data are a product of the Current Population Survey. For more information, see "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 1999," BLS Report 943 and "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 1998," BLS Report 928.