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Table 396. Distribution of earnings and median earnings of persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2010
Sex and earnings Total Elementary/secondary College
Less than
9th grade
Some high school (no completion) High school
completion
(includes
equivalency)
Some college,
no degree
Associate's
degree
Bachelor's or higher degree
Total Bachelor's
degree
Master's
degree
Professional
degree
Doctor's
degree
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Total males and females (in thousands) 201,543 (220.5) 10,277 (110.9) 14,763 (131.7) 61,911 (241.2) 34,203 (192.0) 19,047 (148.2) 61,343 (240.4) 39,286 (203.4) 16,015 (136.8) 2,980 (60.6) 3,062 (61.5)
With earnings 133,074 (278.7) 4,136 (71.3) 6,857 (91.3) 37,182 (198.8) 23,016 (161.5) 14,225 (129.4) 47,659 (219.5) 30,316 (182.4) 12,517 (121.9) 2,361 (54.0) 2,464 (55.2)
                                             
Distribution of total persons
   with earnings, by total
   annual earnings
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
$1 to $4,999 or loss 5.9 (0.07) 8.8 (0.49) 11.1 (0.42) 6.7 (0.14) 6.8 (0.19) 5.3 (0.21) 4.0 (0.10) 4.3 (0.13) 3.8 (0.19) 2.9 (0.38) 1.8 (0.30)
$5,000 to $9,999 5.5 (0.07) 12.4 (0.57) 10.5 (0.41) 6.4 (0.14) 6.0 (0.17) 4.7 (0.20) 3.4 (0.09) 3.9 (0.12) 2.9 (0.17) 1.6 (0.29) 1.4 (0.26)
$10,000 to $14,999 7.0 (0.08) 19.3 (0.69) 14.5 (0.48) 8.8 (0.16) 7.1 (0.19) 6.1 (0.22) 3.7 (0.10) 4.1 (0.13) 3.1 (0.17) 1.6 (0.29) 2.6 (0.36)
$15,000 to $19,999 7.2 (0.08) 17.9 (0.67) 15.3 (0.49) 9.3 (0.17) 7.9 (0.20) 6.3 (0.23) 3.5 (0.09) 3.9 (0.12) 2.8 (0.17) 3.0 (0.39) 1.6 (0.28)
$20,000 to $24,999 8.0 (0.08) 13.5 (0.59) 12.4 (0.44) 11.7 (0.19) 8.9 (0.21) 7.3 (0.24) 3.8 (0.10) 4.4 (0.13) 3.2 (0.18) 1.8 (0.31) 1.4 (0.27)
$25,000 to $29,999 7.2 (0.08) 8.2 (0.48) 8.5 (0.38) 9.6 (0.17) 8.8 (0.21) 7.7 (0.25) 4.2 (0.10) 5.1 (0.14) 3.0 (0.17) 1.4 (0.27) 2.6 (0.36)
$30,000 to $34,999 7.8 (0.08) 5.6 (0.40) 7.4 (0.35) 9.6 (0.17) 9.1 (0.21) 9.5 (0.28) 5.6 (0.12) 6.6 (0.16) 4.5 (0.21) 2.2 (0.34) 2.2 (0.33)
$35,000 to $39,999 6.6 (0.08) 4.4 (0.36) 4.8 (0.29) 7.4 (0.15) 7.4 (0.19) 7.8 (0.25) 5.7 (0.12) 6.5 (0.16) 4.9 (0.22) 3.1 (0.40) 1.7 (0.29)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.4 (0.10) 4.4 (0.36) 6.4 (0.33) 11.5 (0.19) 12.4 (0.24) 13.8 (0.32) 11.5 (0.16) 12.6 (0.21) 10.7 (0.31) 6.6 (0.57) 6.8 (0.57)
$50,000 to $74,999 17.4 (0.12) 3.9 (0.34) 6.4 (0.33) 13.2 (0.20) 16.0 (0.27) 20.7 (0.38) 23.3 (0.22) 23.2 (0.27) 25.4 (0.43) 16.6 (0.86) 20.7 (0.91)
$75,000 to $99,999 7.1 (0.08) 0.9 (0.16) 1.3 (0.15) 3.4 (0.11) 5.6 (0.17) 6.8 (0.24) 12.3 (0.17) 11.1 (0.20) 14.6 (0.35) 12.5 (0.76) 15.4 (0.81)
$100,000 or more 8.7 (0.09) 0.7 (0.15) 1.2 (0.15) 2.5 (0.09) 4.0 (0.14) 4.0 (0.18) 19.1 (0.20) 14.4 (0.23) 21.0 (0.41) 46.6 (1.15) 41.9 (1.11)
                                             
Median earnings1  $35,720 (82) $17,040 (186) $19,370 (292) $28,070 (227) $31,640 (136) $36,390 (211) $52,110 (114) $47,970 (474) $58,190 (913) $91,200 (1,366) $82,200 (2,192)
                                             
Number of males (in thousands) 97,220 (132.1) 5,117 (78.1) 7,443 (93.2) 30,370 (166.7) 16,137 (131.5) 8,182 (97.4) 29,971 (166.0) 19,017 (140.6) 7,181 (91.7) 1,862 (47.8) 1,911 (48.4)
With earnings 70,706 (182.5) 2,719 (57.6) 4,242 (71.4) 21,016 (146.3) 11,715 (114.6) 6,451 (87.2) 24,563 (155.1) 15,690 (130.0) 5,839 (83.2) 1,519 (43.3) 1,515 (43.2)
                                             
Distribution of males
   with earnings, by total
   annual earnings
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
$1 to $4,999 or loss 4.5 (0.09) 6.5 (0.53) 8.3 (0.47) 5.0 (0.17) 5.4 (0.23) 4.0 (0.27) 3.0 (0.12) 3.3 (0.16) 2.6 (0.23) 2.1 (0.41) 2.1 (0.41)
$5,000 to $9,999 4.3 (0.09) 9.5 (0.63) 9.1 (0.49) 5.0 (0.17) 4.4 (0.21) 3.3 (0.25) 2.5 (0.11) 2.7 (0.15) 2.4 (0.22) 2.0 (0.41) 1.2 (0.31)
$10,000 to $14,999 5.6 (0.10) 17.1 (0.81) 12.1 (0.56) 6.6 (0.19) 5.6 (0.24) 4.8 (0.30) 2.6 (0.11) 2.8 (0.15) 2.5 (0.23) 1.3 (0.32) 2.3 (0.43)
$15,000 to $19,999 5.8 (0.10) 17.9 (0.82) 13.2 (0.58) 7.1 (0.20) 5.7 (0.24) 4.1 (0.28) 2.6 (0.11) 2.7 (0.14) 2.7 (0.24) 2.6 (0.45) 1.7 (0.37)
$20,000 to $24,999 7.1 (0.11) 13.9 (0.74) 12.7 (0.57) 9.9 (0.23) 7.3 (0.27) 5.3 (0.31) 3.3 (0.13) 3.9 (0.17) 2.9 (0.25) 1.4 (0.34) 0.8 (0.25)
$25,000 to $29,999 6.4 (0.10) 9.2 (0.62) 9.4 (0.50) 8.9 (0.22) 6.9 (0.26) 6.6 (0.35) 3.3 (0.13) 3.9 (0.17) 2.4 (0.22) 0.8 (0.25) 2.3 (0.43)
$30,000 to $34,999 7.1 (0.11) 6.9 (0.54) 8.5 (0.48) 9.6 (0.23) 7.8 (0.28) 7.8 (0.37) 4.3 (0.14) 5.2 (0.20) 3.1 (0.25) 2.0 (0.40) 1.9 (0.39)
$35,000 to $39,999 6.2 (0.10) 5.7 (0.50) 5.8 (0.40) 7.9 (0.21) 7.2 (0.27) 7.3 (0.36) 4.2 (0.14) 5.1 (0.20) 3.0 (0.25) 2.6 (0.45) 1.1 (0.30)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.5 (0.13) 6.0 (0.51) 8.4 (0.48) 13.4 (0.26) 13.7 (0.35) 14.5 (0.49) 9.2 (0.21) 10.3 (0.27) 8.3 (0.40) 5.4 (0.65) 5.0 (0.62)
$50,000 to $74,999 19.8 (0.17) 5.1 (0.47) 9.0 (0.49) 17.9 (0.30) 21.3 (0.42) 25.2 (0.60) 22.8 (0.30) 24.6 (0.38) 21.6 (0.60) 12.0 (0.93) 18.8 (1.12)
$75,000 to $99,999 9.0 (0.12) 1.3 (0.24) 1.8 (0.23) 5.0 (0.17) 8.3 (0.28) 10.2 (0.42) 14.7 (0.25) 14.1 (0.31) 16.3 (0.54) 13.7 (0.99) 15.4 (1.04)
$100,000 or more 12.5 (0.14) 1.0 (0.21) 1.6 (0.22) 3.8 (0.15) 6.5 (0.25) 7.0 (0.35) 27.5 (0.32) 21.3 (0.37) 32.2 (0.68) 54.1 (1.43) 47.3 (1.43)
                                             
Median earnings1  $41,320 (97) $19,630 (411) $21,950 (231) $32,500 (299) $39,740 (454) $42,350 (433) $63,270 (908) $57,130 (356) $71,900 (607) $101,470 (517) $92,420 (3,011)
                                             
Number of females (in thousands) 104,323 (146.5) 5,160 (78.6) 7,320 (92.8) 31,541 (171.6) 18,065 (138.9) 10,865 (111.3) 31,372 (171.3) 20,269 (145.6) 8,834 (101.3) 1,118 (37.2) 1,151 (37.7)
With earnings 62,368 (197.5) 1,417 (41.8) 2,615 (56.5) 16,165 (132.6) 11,301 (113.3) 7,774 (95.4) 23,096 (153.3) 14,626 (127.0) 6,678 (88.9) 842 (32.3) 950 (34.3)
                                             
Distribution of females
   with earnings, by total
   annual earnings
100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†) 100.0 (†)
$1 to $4,999 or loss 7.4 (0.12) 13.2 (1.00) 15.7 (0.80) 8.9 (0.25) 8.2 (0.29) 6.3 (0.31) 5.0 (0.16) 5.4 (0.21) 4.9 (0.29) 4.3 (0.78) 1.4 (0.42)
$5,000 to $9,999 6.8 (0.11) 18.0 (1.14) 12.8 (0.73) 8.2 (0.24) 7.6 (0.28) 5.8 (0.30) 4.3 (0.15) 5.1 (0.20) 3.3 (0.25) 0.8 (0.35) 1.7 (0.47)
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6 (0.13) 23.5 (1.26) 18.5 (0.85) 11.6 (0.28) 8.7 (0.30) 7.2 (0.33) 4.8 (0.16) 5.6 (0.21) 3.7 (0.26) 2.4 (0.59) 3.1 (0.62)
$15,000 to $19,999 8.9 (0.13) 18.0 (1.14) 18.6 (0.85) 12.3 (0.29) 10.3 (0.32) 8.1 (0.35) 4.4 (0.15) 5.3 (0.21) 2.9 (0.23) 3.7 (0.73) 1.5 (0.44)
$20,000 to $24,999 9.1 (0.13) 12.6 (0.99) 11.9 (0.71) 14.0 (0.30) 10.6 (0.32) 8.9 (0.36) 4.3 (0.15) 5.0 (0.20) 3.4 (0.25) 2.5 (0.60) 2.5 (0.57)
$25,000 to $29,999 8.1 (0.12) 6.4 (0.72) 7.2 (0.57) 10.4 (0.27) 10.8 (0.33) 8.6 (0.36) 5.2 (0.16) 6.3 (0.22) 3.6 (0.25) 2.4 (0.59) 3.2 (0.63)
$30,000 to $34,999 8.6 (0.13) 3.0 (0.51) 5.7 (0.51) 9.6 (0.26) 10.4 (0.32) 11.0 (0.40) 6.9 (0.19) 8.0 (0.25) 5.7 (0.32) 2.6 (0.61) 2.5 (0.57)
$35,000 to $39,999 7.0 (0.11) 2.0 (0.42) 3.1 (0.38) 6.7 (0.22) 7.6 (0.28) 8.2 (0.35) 7.2 (0.19) 8.0 (0.25) 6.6 (0.34) 3.9 (0.75) 2.7 (0.59)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.4 (0.14) 1.4 (0.35) 3.2 (0.39) 9.1 (0.25) 11.1 (0.33) 13.3 (0.43) 13.9 (0.25) 15.0 (0.33) 12.9 (0.46) 9.0 (1.10) 9.8 (1.08)
$50,000 to $74,999 14.8 (0.16) 1.6 (0.37) 2.3 (0.32) 7.0 (0.22) 10.4 (0.32) 16.9 (0.48) 23.8 (0.31) 21.6 (0.38) 28.6 (0.62) 24.9 (1.67) 23.3 (1.53)
$75,000 to $99,999 5.0 (0.10) 0.1 (0.11) 0.5 (0.15) 1.4 (0.10) 2.8 (0.17) 3.9 (0.25) 9.8 (0.22) 7.8 (0.25) 13.2 (0.46) 10.8 (1.20) 15.2 (1.30)
$100,000 or more 4.5 (0.09) 0.1 (0.11) 0.5 (0.16) 0.8 (0.08) 1.4 (0.12) 1.6 (0.16) 10.3 (0.22) 7.0 (0.24) 11.2 (0.43) 33.0 (1.81) 33.2 (1.71)
                                             
Median earnings1  $30,460 (85) $13,510 (472) $15,650 (235) $22,450 (152) $26,620 (188) $31,540 (196) $45,230 (207) $40,570 (185) $51,100 (248) $65,790 (2,097) $72,060 (2,206)
†Not applicable.
1 Excludes persons without earnings.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Standard errors appear in parentheses.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2011. Retrieved September 19, 2011, from http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032011/perinc/new03_000.htm. (This table was prepared September 2011.)
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