Wages and Earnings:
Difference in Median Earnings Between a High School Diploma and an Associates Degree

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Median Earnings by Degree- Level


Median earnings by degree-level (less than high school, high school, some college, associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate). The calculations are provided for 25 to 64, 25 to 44, and 45 to 64 year olds.

These data include all workers in the above age-groups with positive earnings working 35 or more hours per week.


U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey. 2005 to 2007 Public Use Microdata Samples.