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Table 440. Distribution of earnings and median earnings of persons 25 years old and over, by highest level of educational attainment and sex: 2011
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
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
Number of persons (in thousands) 204,579 (215.1) 10,284 (111.0) 14,993 (132.7) 62,113 (241.4) 34,163 (191.9) 19,736 (150.7) 63,291 (242.9) 40,561 (206.0) 16,459 (138.6) 3,093 (61.8) 3,178 (62.6)
With earnings 133,757 (278.6) 4,245 (72.2) 7,037 (92.4) 36,616 (197.6) 22,740 (160.7) 14,419 (130.3) 48,700 (221.3) 31,032 (184.2) 12,690 (122.7) 2,466 (55.2) 2,513 (55.7)
                                             
Distribution of 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 loss1 5.3 (0.06) 7.7 (0.29) 10.4 (0.28) 6.1 (0.11) 6.4 (0.15) 5.0 (0.17) 3.4 (0.08) 3.8 (0.11) 3.2 (0.15) 2.2 (0.30) 1.4 (0.23)
$5,000 to $9,999 5.3 (0.06) 11.8 (0.35) 10.6 (0.28) 6.2 (0.11) 5.7 (0.14) 4.8 (0.17) 3.1 (0.08) 3.4 (0.10) 3.2 (0.15) 1.5 (0.24) 1.8 (0.26)
$10,000 to $14,999 6.8 (0.06) 15.8 (0.40) 14.0 (0.32) 9.0 (0.13) 7.1 (0.16) 5.7 (0.18) 3.6 (0.08) 4.0 (0.11) 2.9 (0.15) 2.8 (0.33) 2.3 (0.30)
$15,000 to $19,999 7.1 (0.06) 18.6 (0.43) 13.8 (0.31) 9.7 (0.13) 7.2 (0.16) 6.2 (0.19) 3.3 (0.08) 3.8 (0.11) 2.7 (0.14) 2.5 (0.31) 1.8 (0.27)
$20,000 to $24,999 8.2 (0.07) 13.9 (0.38) 13.2 (0.31) 11.1 (0.14) 9.2 (0.17) 8.6 (0.22) 4.2 (0.09) 4.8 (0.12) 3.2 (0.15) 2.2 (0.29) 2.6 (0.31)
$25,000 to $29,999 7.0 (0.06) 10.3 (0.33) 8.8 (0.26) 9.4 (0.13) 8.8 (0.17) 7.1 (0.20) 3.9 (0.09) 4.8 (0.12) 2.7 (0.14) 2.0 (0.28) 1.5 (0.24)
$30,000 to $34,999 7.9 (0.07) 7.0 (0.28) 8.7 (0.26) 9.5 (0.13) 9.2 (0.17) 8.6 (0.22) 5.7 (0.10) 6.8 (0.14) 4.0 (0.17) 2.8 (0.33) 2.9 (0.34)
$35,000 to $39,999 6.6 (0.06) 4.4 (0.23) 5.3 (0.20) 7.5 (0.12) 8.1 (0.16) 7.8 (0.21) 5.3 (0.10) 6.3 (0.13) 4.0 (0.17) 2.8 (0.33) 2.7 (0.32)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.3 (0.08) 5.8 (0.26) 6.4 (0.22) 11.6 (0.14) 11.7 (0.19) 13.2 (0.27) 11.7 (0.14) 12.6 (0.18) 11.4 (0.28) 5.6 (0.46) 7.2 (0.51)
$50,000 to $74,999 17.6 (0.09) 3.4 (0.20) 5.5 (0.21) 13.3 (0.15) 16.3 (0.22) 20.7 (0.32) 23.4 (0.19) 23.2 (0.23) 25.9 (0.38) 16.2 (0.74) 21.6 (0.82)
$75,000 to $99,999 7.4 (0.06) 0.6 (0.09) 1.6 (0.12) 3.7 (0.08) 5.5 (0.14) 7.7 (0.21) 12.4 (0.15) 11.5 (0.18) 14.1 (0.30) 13.1 (0.68) 13.6 (0.68)
$100,000 or more 9.5 (0.07) 0.8 (0.10) 1.6 (0.12) 2.8 (0.07) 4.9 (0.13) 4.7 (0.17) 20.0 (0.18) 15.1 (0.20) 22.6 (0.36) 46.4 (1.00) 40.4 (0.97)
                                             
Median earnings2 $36,260 (43) $18,700 (75) $20,330 (6) $28,660 (250) $32,040 (18) $36,850 (27) $52,830 (55) $49,650 (241) $60,710 (110) $87,360 (5,378) $80,770 (123)
                                             
Number of males (in thousands) 98,119 (129.0) 5,117 (78.1) 7,388 (92.9) 30,216 (166.4) 16,072 (131.3) 8,560 (99.4) 30,766 (167.4) 19,415 (141.8) 7,397 (92.9) 1,938 (48.8) 2,016 (49.7)
With earnings 70,855 (182.4) 2,752 (57.9) 4,227 (71.3) 20,667 (145.3) 11,636 (114.2) 6,676 (88.6) 24,897 (155.8) 15,854 (130.5) 5,879 (83.4) 1,594 (44.3) 1,570 (44.0)
                                             
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 loss1 4.1 (0.08) 5.2 (0.09) 7.9 (0.11) 4.9 (0.09) 4.7 (0.09) 3.7 (0.08) 2.6 (0.07) 2.8 (0.07) 2.5 (0.07) 1.8 (0.06) 1.5 (0.05)
$5,000 to $9,999 3.8 (0.08) 8.2 (0.12) 8.0 (0.11) 4.3 (0.09) 4.0 (0.08) 3.9 (0.08) 2.1 (0.06) 2.4 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06) 1.0 (0.04) 1.7 (0.05)
$10,000 to $14,999 5.2 (0.09) 14.2 (0.15) 10.9 (0.13) 6.8 (0.11) 4.7 (0.09) 3.6 (0.08) 2.6 (0.07) 2.9 (0.07) 2.0 (0.06) 2.8 (0.07) 2.0 (0.06)
$15,000 to $19,999 5.6 (0.10) 17.4 (0.16) 10.6 (0.13) 7.3 (0.11) 5.2 (0.09) 4.7 (0.09) 2.4 (0.06) 2.6 (0.07) 2.2 (0.06) 2.0 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06)
$20,000 to $24,999 7.0 (0.11) 14.0 (0.15) 12.9 (0.14) 9.4 (0.12) 7.7 (0.11) 5.9 (0.10) 3.2 (0.07) 3.8 (0.08) 2.4 (0.06) 2.1 (0.06) 2.1 (0.06)
$25,000 to $29,999 6.2 (0.10) 11.4 (0.13) 10.0 (0.13) 8.5 (0.12) 7.4 (0.11) 5.5 (0.10) 2.8 (0.07) 3.4 (0.08) 2.1 (0.06) 1.6 (0.05) 1.3 (0.05)
$30,000 to $34,999 7.5 (0.11) 8.9 (0.12) 10.7 (0.13) 9.6 (0.12) 8.2 (0.12) 7.5 (0.11) 4.5 (0.09) 5.5 (0.10) 3.0 (0.07) 2.6 (0.07) 2.4 (0.06)
$35,000 to $39,999 6.2 (0.10) 5.8 (0.10) 6.8 (0.11) 7.8 (0.11) 7.2 (0.11) 7.4 (0.11) 4.1 (0.08) 5.1 (0.09) 2.7 (0.07) 2.4 (0.06) 2.2 (0.06)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.6 (0.13) 8.1 (0.11) 8.9 (0.12) 13.7 (0.14) 13.2 (0.14) 13.8 (0.14) 9.4 (0.12) 10.9 (0.13) 7.5 (0.11) 4.8 (0.09) 5.9 (0.10)
$50,000 to $74,999 19.8 (0.17) 4.7 (0.09) 8.2 (0.11) 18.2 (0.16) 21.6 (0.17) 24.5 (0.18) 22.5 (0.18) 24.0 (0.18) 22.2 (0.17) 12.2 (0.14) 19.9 (0.17)
$75,000 to $99,999 9.4 (0.12) 0.8 (0.04) 2.5 (0.07) 5.4 (0.10) 8.1 (0.11) 11.5 (0.13) 14.8 (0.15) 14.6 (0.15) 16.3 (0.16) 13.4 (0.14) 12.2 (0.14)
$100,000 or more 13.6 (0.14) 1.1 (0.04) 2.5 (0.07) 4.2 (0.08) 8.1 (0.11) 8.1 (0.11) 28.7 (0.19) 22.0 (0.17) 35.2 (0.20) 53.5 (0.21) 47.0 (0.21)
                                             
Median earnings2 $42,060 (27) $21,290 (15) $24,810 (181) $34,010 (329) $40,430 (43) $45,300 (332) $66,160 (13) $60,240 (28) $76,220 (146) $101,400 (735) $90,720 (68)
                                             
Number of females (in thousands) 106,460 (140.1) 5,167 (78.7) 7,604 (94.4) 31,898 (172.2) 18,091 (139.0) 11,176 (112.7) 32,524 (173.3) 21,146 (148.1) 9,062 (102.5) 1,155 (37.8) 1,162 (37.9)
With earnings 62,902 (197.5) 1,493 (42.9) 2,810 (58.6) 15,948 (131.8) 11,104 (112.4) 7,743 (95.2) 23,803 (155.1) 15,178 (129.0) 6,811 (89.7) 872 (32.9) 943 (34.2)
                                             
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 loss1 6.7 (0.11) 12.1 (0.15) 14.3 (0.16) 7.7 (0.12) 8.2 (0.12) 6.1 (0.11) 4.3 (0.09) 4.8 (0.10) 3.8 (0.09) 3.1 (0.08) 1.3 (0.05)
$5,000 to $9,999 6.9 (0.11) 18.2 (0.17) 14.6 (0.16) 8.7 (0.13) 7.5 (0.12) 5.5 (0.10) 4.2 (0.09) 4.4 (0.09) 4.4 (0.09) 2.3 (0.07) 1.8 (0.06)
$10,000 to $14,999 8.6 (0.13) 18.7 (0.17) 18.5 (0.17) 11.8 (0.14) 9.6 (0.13) 7.5 (0.12) 4.6 (0.09) 5.2 (0.10) 3.7 (0.08) 2.8 (0.07) 2.9 (0.07)
$15,000 to $19,999 8.7 (0.13) 20.9 (0.18) 18.5 (0.17) 12.8 (0.15) 9.2 (0.13) 7.5 (0.12) 4.3 (0.09) 5.0 (0.10) 3.1 (0.08) 3.4 (0.08) 1.9 (0.06)
$20,000 to $24,999 9.5 (0.13) 13.7 (0.15) 13.7 (0.15) 13.4 (0.15) 10.8 (0.14) 11.0 (0.14) 5.1 (0.10) 5.9 (0.11) 3.9 (0.09) 2.3 (0.07) 3.4 (0.08)
$25,000 to $29,999 8.0 (0.12) 8.2 (0.12) 6.9 (0.11) 10.7 (0.14) 10.2 (0.13) 8.5 (0.12) 5.0 (0.10) 6.2 (0.11) 3.2 (0.08) 2.8 (0.07) 1.8 (0.06)
$30,000 to $34,999 8.3 (0.12) 3.5 (0.08) 5.6 (0.10) 9.4 (0.13) 10.3 (0.14) 9.5 (0.13) 6.9 (0.11) 8.2 (0.12) 4.9 (0.10) 3.2 (0.08) 4.0 (0.09)
$35,000 to $39,999 7.1 (0.11) 1.9 (0.06) 3.0 (0.08) 7.2 (0.12) 9.0 (0.13) 8.2 (0.12) 6.5 (0.11) 7.5 (0.12) 5.0 (0.10) 3.4 (0.08) 3.7 (0.08)
$40,000 to $49,999 11.0 (0.14) 1.5 (0.05) 2.6 (0.07) 8.8 (0.13) 10.1 (0.13) 12.6 (0.15) 14.1 (0.15) 14.4 (0.16) 14.8 (0.16) 7.0 (0.11) 9.2 (0.13)
$50,000 to $74,999 15.1 (0.16) 1.0 (0.04) 1.6 (0.06) 7.0 (0.11) 10.8 (0.14) 17.3 (0.17) 24.4 (0.19) 22.3 (0.19) 29.0 (0.20) 23.6 (0.19) 24.6 (0.19)
$75,000 to $99,999 5.1 (0.10) 0.1 (0.02) 0.3 (0.02) 1.5 (0.05) 2.7 (0.07) 4.5 (0.09) 9.8 (0.13) 8.1 (0.12) 12.2 (0.15) 12.5 (0.15) 15.9 (0.16)
$100,000 or more 4.8 (0.10) 0.1 (0.02) 0.2 (0.02) 0.9 (0.04) 1.6 (0.06) 1.8 (0.06) 10.8 (0.14) 7.9 (0.12) 11.8 (0.14) 33.6 (0.21) 29.6 (0.20)
                                             
Median earnings2 $30,630 (23) $15,180 (73) $15,510 (6) $22,480 (96) $26,740 (67) $31,400 (157) $45,750 (33) $41,010 (68) $51,190 (179) $70,370 (195) $70,940 (447)
†Not applicable.
1 A negative amount (a net loss) may be reported by self-employed persons.
2 Excludes persons without earnings.
NOTE: Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, March 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012, from http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032012/perinc/pinc03_000.htm. (This table was prepared September 2012.)
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