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).