October 29, 2004
Median weekly earnings varied considerably by educational level in 2003.
Among women, those with less than a high school diploma earned $329 per week, compared with $832 for those with a college degree. Among men, high school dropouts had earnings of $429 a week, compared with $1,131 for college graduates.
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. For more information see "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2003," BLS Report 978 (PDF 208K).