Foreign born and earnings in 2005
April 26, 2006
As with the native born, the earnings of foreign-born workers increase with education.
In 2005, the median usual weekly earnings of foreign-born full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and over were $543, compared with $724 for the native born.
The foreign born with less than a high school education earned $385 per week in 2005, while those with bachelor’s degrees and higher earned 2-1/2 times as much—$960 a week.
These data are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information in "Foreign-born Workers: Labor Force Characteristics in 2005" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 06-640.
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