October 19, 2007
In the third quarter of 2007, median weekly earnings of the nation's 96 million full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and over were $745.
Median weekly earnings of full-time workers age 25 and over without a high school diploma were $368 for women and $472 for men.
Women who were high school graduates (no college) had median weekly wages of $512, while men earned $697.
Median weekly earnings for workers with a bachelor’s degree (and no additional education) were $868 for women and $1,141 for men.
Among college graduates with advanced degrees (professional or master's degree and above), female workers made $1,080, compared with $1,475 for their male counterparts.
These weekly earnings data are from the Current Population Survey. Find more information on earnings in "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Third Quarter 2007" (PDF) (TXT), news release USDL 07-1584. The median is the amount which divides a given earnings distribution into two equal groups, one having earnings above the median and the other having earnings below the median.