Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014
January 23, 2015
Median weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers age 25 and older with less than a high school diploma were $488 in 2014. The median for workers with a high school diploma only (no college) was $668 per week, and the median for those with at least a bachelor’s degree was $1,193 per week.
|Education level||Total||Men||Women||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Total, all education levels
Less than a high school diploma
High school graduates, no college
Some college or associate degree
Bachelor's degree only
Bachelor's degree and higher
Among workers age 25 and older with at least a bachelor’s degree, median weekly earnings in 2014 were $1,385 for men and $1,049 for women. Black or African American workers with at least a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $970 in 2014, compared with $1,219 for White workers with the same level of education. Asians with at least a bachelor’s degree had median weekly earnings of $1,328. The median for Hispanic or Latino workers with that level of education was $1,007 per week.
These data are 2014 annual averages from the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see “Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Fourth Quarter 2014” (HTML) (PDF). People whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Median weekly earnings by educational attainment in 2014 on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2015/median-weekly-earnings-by-education-gender-race-and-ethnicity-in-2014.htm (visited July 17, 2019).
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