Women’s earnings and education in 2001
June 26, 2002
Earnings for female full-time wage and salary workers vary considerably by educational level.
In 2001, those with less than a high school diploma had median earnings of $314 per week. This compares with $784 per week for those with a college degree.
Women who graduated high school but did not attend college earned $441 a week at the median, while those with some college or an associate degree earned $525.
These data on earnings are produced by the Current Population Survey. Earnings data in this article are median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. More information can be found in "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2001," BLS Report 960 (PDF 219K).
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Women’s earnings and education in 2001 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2002/jun/wk4/art01.htm (visited May 27, 2018).
Recent editions of Spotlight on Statistics
Race, Economics, and Social Status
Examines Consumer Expenditure Survey data to explore social and economic factors by race and ethnicity.
African Americans in the U.S. Labor Force
A look at employment and unemployment trends of African Americans from 1972 to 2016 and projected to 2026.
Industry on Tap: Breweries
A look at employment, wages, and job safety in breweries and producer prices for beer.
Differences in Parents’ Time Use between the Summer and the School Year
A look at how parents of school-age children spend their time in the summer and the school year.