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Table 502.30. Median annual earnings of full-time year-round workers 25 to 34 years old and full-time year-round workers as a percentage of the labor force, by sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment: Selected years, 1995 through 2012
[Amounts in constant 2012 dollars. Standard errors appear in parentheses]
Sex, race/ethnicity, and educational attainment 1995 2000 2002 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Total, all full-time year-round
   workers 25 to 34 years old
                                           
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
$37,670 (209) $40,000 (127) $39,800 (132) $38,770 (1,059) $38,930 (1,042) $38,760 (#) $38,380 (819) $40,630 (1,057) $39,360 (815) $38,740 (96) $38,000 (874)
Less than high school completion 23,880 (379) 24,130 (524) 25,530 (274) 24,150 (754) 22,780 (778) 24,270 (685) 22,790 (745) 22,300 (773) 22,110 (828) 23,340 (842) 22,910 (814)
High school completion1  31,320 (299) 33,330 (234) 33,180 (207) 32,790 (1,102) 32,960 (1,121) 32,070 (694) 31,960 (5) 32,020 (16) 31,490 (32) 30,570 (24) 29,960 (15)
Some college, no degree 35,020 (652) 38,460 (501) 38,270 (264) 36,890 (754) 35,750 (924) 36,400 (854) 34,080 (462) 35,500 (1,225) 34,650 (909) 32,660 (510) 32,850 (718)
Associate's degree 37,390 (613) 39,990 (378) 40,670 (545) 39,930 (1,012) 38,500 (1,248) 38,530 (152) 38,320 (775) 38,420 (1,031) 38,940 (1,085) 37,800 (1,479) 35,720 (1,450)
Bachelor's or higher degree 49,680 (848) 53,320 (276) 54,020 (559) 51,570 (1,044) 51,090 (146) 52,990 (1,423) 53,260 (15) 53,340 (34) 51,310 (1,057) 51,030 (348) 49,950 (16)
Bachelor's degree 46,650 (379) 53,210 (394) 51,050 (291) 47,970 (1,296) 49,530 (1,183) 49,630 (877) 49,050 (923) 48,140 (290) 47,380 (654) 45,900 (641) 46,900 (893)
Master's or higher degree 59,730 (1,098) 63,880 (1,973) 63,820 (1,128) 58,710 (53) 56,950 (2,494) 61,640 (2,176) 58,590 (733) 63,370 (2,164) 57,540 (1,043) 60,450 (1,533) 59,620 (1,133)
Percent,2  all education levels 63.6 (0.44) 68.4 (0.32) 66.3 (0.32) 66.6 (0.37) 68.0 (0.41) 67.8 (0.36) 64.6 (0.41) 61.0 (0.41) 61.9 (0.42) 63.3 (0.41) 64.2 (0.44)
Less than high school completion 49.6 (1.37) 59.4 (1.02) 60.0 (1.01) 60.0 (1.32) 61.7 (1.13) 56.5 (1.26) 50.2 (1.32) 47.0 (1.25) 44.9 (1.52) 48.1 (1.43) 48.6 (1.38)
High school completion1  62.8 (0.79) 67.2 (0.59) 64.2 (0.62) 66.9 (0.75) 66.2 (0.72) 67.0 (0.71) 61.7 (0.75) 55.3 (0.74) 57.0 (0.80) 59.1 (0.78) 60.3 (0.80)
Some college, no degree 61.5 (0.99) 67.8 (0.71) 64.9 (0.74) 63.5 (0.83) 64.8 (0.90) 64.8 (0.92) 62.9 (0.79) 58.7 (0.91) 58.1 (0.92) 59.0 (0.99) 59.2 (1.00)
Associate's degree 67.4 (1.41) 70.9 (1.01) 67.4 (1.07) 67.8 (1.16) 69.8 (1.16) 67.8 (1.23) 66.3 (1.30) 65.1 (1.18) 63.6 (1.29) 65.4 (1.17) 64.8 (1.18)
Bachelor's or higher degree 70.4 (0.79) 72.3 (0.55) 70.9 (0.56) 70.2 (0.67) 72.9 (0.65) 73.5 (0.59) 71.6 (0.56) 69.4 (0.63) 71.4 (0.59) 71.4 (0.62) 72.8 (0.62)
Bachelor's degree 70.5 (0.90) 73.1 (0.62) 71.2 (0.64) 70.9 (0.76) 73.0 (0.73) 73.2 (0.70) 71.6 (0.70) 69.1 (0.77) 71.2 (0.71) 71.1 (0.72) 72.9 (0.75)
Master's or higher degree 69.8 (1.65) 69.6 (1.18) 70.1 (1.12) 68.2 (1.27) 72.4 (1.11) 74.4 (1.21) 71.5 (1.05) 70.0 (1.10) 71.7 (1.23) 72.2 (1.25) 72.5 (1.20)
                                             
Male                                            
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
40,580 (277) 42,660 (204) 43,360 (529) 41,150 (#) 39,860 (696) 42,010 (97) 42,650 (1) 42,810 (#) 41,990 (31) 40,750 (33) 40,000 (1)
Less than high school completion 26,750 (706) 26,560 (332) 26,610 (307) 25,760 (1,023) 24,980 (449) 25,460 (555) 25,570 (834) 24,250 (1,042) 25,270 (816) 25,480 (1,081) 24,600 (978)
High school completion1  36,070 (592) 38,420 (630) 36,940 (577) 35,130 (48) 34,150 (446) 34,140 (1,034) 34,080 (705) 35,200 (1,207) 34,530 (881) 33,120 (844) 32,830 (720)
Some college, no degree 39,090 (539) 42,400 (357) 43,000 (1,316) 41,040 (309) 39,560 (186) 40,620 (1,519) 38,620 (1,408) 41,390 (952) 39,880 (969) 37,450 (1,219) 37,670 (842)
Associate's degree 38,860 (998) 46,630 (729) 47,020 (1,370) 45,700 (1,823) 42,880 (1,832) 43,990 (368) 42,940 (1,696) 44,610 (1,646) 42,020 (453) 42,710 (1,767) 43,640 (2,742)
Bachelor's or higher degree 56,010 (868) 61,220 (552) 61,250 (1,154) 58,750 (1,875) 56,590 (188) 57,110 (1,085) 58,490 (408) 58,250 (588) 55,550 (1,873) 55,490 (1,056) 54,840 (513)
Bachelor's degree 52,690 (697) 59,690 (799) 57,400 (640) 52,860 (1,264) 56,150 (1,737) 55,240 (51) 56,420 (1,731) 54,020 (1,374) 52,420 (160) 50,790 (124) 49,970 (584)
Master's or higher degree 66,690 (2,138) 73,180 (1,981) 75,650 (1,490) 64,650 (3,922) 65,940 (3,256) 68,310 (3,330) 68,590 (1,875) 74,100 (3,106) 67,560 (1,475) 69,400 (2,399) 65,000 (2,361)
Percent,2  all education levels 69.7 (0.57) 75.1 (0.40) 72.1 (0.42) 72.5 (0.48) 72.9 (0.54) 72.2 (0.51) 68.5 (0.57) 62.8 (0.58) 64.5 (0.56) 67.4 (0.57) 68.4 (0.53)
Less than high school completion 54.3 (1.71) 67.8 (1.22) 66.8 (1.19) 66.7 (1.54) 67.8 (1.34) 61.1 (1.51) 55.7 (1.54) 49.2 (1.71) 47.4 (1.81) 55.5 (1.74) 54.1 (1.88)
High school completion1  69.3 (1.00) 73.6 (0.73) 70.3 (0.77) 73.5 (0.91) 71.1 (0.88) 71.9 (0.94) 64.8 (0.95) 57.4 (1.01) 60.6 (1.01) 63.8 (1.00) 65.5 (1.00)
Some college, no degree 68.5 (1.31) 76.1 (0.91) 71.1 (0.97) 70.7 (1.13) 71.3 (1.21) 71.1 (1.31) 68.2 (1.12) 62.7 (1.31) 62.0 (1.17) 64.2 (1.33) 64.3 (1.41)
Associate's degree 78.6 (1.81) 80.9 (1.31) 74.7 (1.44) 75.1 (1.67) 78.4 (1.61) 73.4 (1.70) 73.2 (1.82) 70.1 (1.65) 68.6 (1.77) 71.6 (1.61) 71.8 (1.70)
Bachelor's or higher degree 75.9 (1.04) 78.0 (0.72) 76.3 (0.74) 74.6 (0.93) 76.7 (0.82) 77.7 (0.94) 76.6 (0.90) 71.8 (0.94) 75.0 (0.80) 75.3 (0.84) 77.1 (0.87)
Bachelor's degree 76.4 (1.19) 78.8 (0.81) 76.6 (0.85) 74.5 (1.01) 77.1 (0.97) 78.0 (1.07) 76.3 (1.10) 70.6 (1.15) 75.4 (0.91) 74.7 (0.98) 77.3 (0.94)
Master's or higher degree 74.6 (2.11) 75.3 (1.58) 75.4 (1.53) 75.1 (2.00) 75.5 (1.58) 76.8 (1.93) 77.2 (1.50) 75.6 (1.61) 74.0 (1.88) 77.3 (1.63) 76.4 (1.82)
                                             
Female                                            
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
32,850 (270) 36,950 (318) 37,390 (327) 35,220 (34) 35,300 (440) 36,480 (429) 36,230 (508) 37,370 (223) 36,730 (36) 35,680 (20) 35,000 (786)
Less than high school completion 19,490 (760) 19,970 (558) 21,110 (600) 19,750 (751) 20,300 (489) 19,730 (894) 17,610 (746) 20,290 (620) 18,710 (694) 19,320 (480) 17,900 (773)
High school completion1  26,530 (448) 29,220 (319) 29,600 (515) 28,100 (192) 26,810 (695) 26,610 (1,070) 26,560 (128) 26,700 (27) 26,300 (66) 26,440 (748) 24,980 (9)
Some college, no degree 30,120 (435) 33,300 (326) 32,830 (349) 32,820 (467) 31,830 (596) 33,120 (795) 30,860 (931) 31,250 (1,048) 31,070 (1,069) 29,540 (1,117) 29,350 (627)
Associate's degree 36,080 (1,344) 35,520 (478) 35,600 (931) 34,470 (420) 34,120 (838) 34,320 (1,151) 34,650 (1,049) 33,060 (1,291) 36,500 (899) 32,740 (1,363) 31,610 (969)
Bachelor's or higher degree 44,850 (634) 48,000 (332) 50,530 (439) 46,750 (123) 46,590 (1,031) 47,510 (1,060) 47,920 (28) 48,110 (26) 46,320 (1,237) 45,830 (58) 46,840 (694)
Bachelor's degree 42,040 (911) 46,520 (371) 48,280 (708) 44,090 (1,076) 45,400 (482) 44,120 (103) 44,400 (580) 42,910 (1,245) 42,100 (1,190) 41,800 (1,361) 42,950 (1,236)
Master's or higher degree 52,040 (1,437) 55,440 (1,116) 55,260 (1,469) 55,190 (2,162) 54,490 (2,164) 55,570 (1,672) 54,170 (1,554) 57,790 (2,261) 52,470 (94) 52,530 (1,585) 53,520 (1,458)
Percent,2  all education levels 56.6 (0.67) 60.7 (0.49) 59.5 (0.50) 59.6 (0.57) 62.1 (0.60) 62.7 (0.57) 60.0 (0.51) 58.9 (0.53) 58.7 (0.53) 58.6 (0.52) 59.3 (0.63)
Less than high school completion 41.3 (2.24) 45.3 (1.68) 46.4 (1.77) 45.9 (1.83) 48.5 (2.01) 45.9 (2.22) 38.6 (1.91) 42.7 (2.03) 39.4 (2.22) 34.1 (2.03) 37.8 (1.96)
High school completion1  54.4 (1.23) 58.5 (0.96) 55.7 (0.98) 57.0 (1.11) 58.8 (1.28) 59.4 (1.13) 56.6 (1.11) 51.8 (1.12) 51.1 (1.19) 51.6 (1.19) 51.9 (1.24)
Some college, no degree 53.9 (1.46) 59.2 (1.08) 58.1 (1.10) 55.7 (1.19) 57.6 (1.31) 57.9 (1.22) 56.6 (1.26) 54.1 (1.28) 53.6 (1.29) 53.3 (1.33) 53.3 (1.22)
Associate's degree 57.6 (2.05) 62.7 (1.45) 60.8 (1.54) 60.8 (1.57) 62.1 (1.64) 62.7 (1.75) 60.1 (1.68) 60.8 (1.65) 59.1 (1.67) 59.5 (1.75) 58.8 (1.69)
Bachelor's or higher degree 64.7 (1.17) 66.8 (0.82) 65.7 (0.82) 66.0 (0.99) 69.3 (0.90) 69.9 (0.76) 67.2 (0.71) 67.2 (0.82) 68.0 (0.77) 68.0 (0.84) 68.9 (0.90)
Bachelor's degree 64.9 (1.32) 67.6 (0.93) 65.9 (0.95) 67.4 (1.18) 69.2 (1.06) 68.7 (0.92) 67.3 (0.88) 67.9 (1.03) 67.2 (0.94) 67.8 (1.06) 68.5 (1.13)
Master's or higher degree 63.9 (2.57) 64.2 (1.71) 65.3 (1.60) 62.6 (1.76) 69.8 (1.62) 72.6 (1.52) 67.1 (1.44) 65.7 (1.58) 70.0 (1.63) 68.6 (1.76) 69.7 (1.71)
                                             
White                                            
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
39,160 (237) 43,630 (374) 44,410 (206) 41,150 (91) 42,130 (888) 44,260 (1,317) 42,650 (1) 42,810 (#) 42,070 (23) 40,820 (148) 40,960 (1,230)
Less than high school completion 26,470 (1,057) 27,720 (550) 29,360 (842) 26,980 (1,539) 28,460 (478) 26,520 (1,592) 27,290 (1,376) 26,390 (1,050) 26,310 (417) 28,290 (1,206) 24,630 (1,078)
High school completion1  33,110 (372) 36,820 (493) 35,660 (495) 35,170 (42) 34,120 (21) 33,200 (20) 33,220 (726) 34,180 (761) 33,640 (900) 32,610 (632) 32,330 (691)
Some college, no degree 36,160 (682) 39,870 (342) 39,140 (355) 37,480 (399) 37,770 (969) 38,660 (832) 35,220 (1,212) 37,450 (207) 36,670 (798) 35,430 (1,124) 34,930 (1,113)
Associate's degree 39,050 (760) 42,260 (412) 42,160 (1,415) 40,730 (439) 39,400 (604) 40,720 (1,463) 41,630 (1,071) 42,640 (1,572) 41,770 (791) 40,350 (1,361) 38,640 (1,868)
Bachelor's or higher degree 51,160 (899) 53,330 (305) 54,510 (826) 52,470 (886) 51,080 (500) 53,090 (1,051) 53,250 (22) 53,340 (39) 52,160 (836) 50,670 (91) 49,950 (19)
Bachelor's degree 48,200 (468) 53,240 (351) 52,190 (317) 48,170 (1,053) 50,410 (979) 49,720 (66) 50,010 (1,190) 48,160 (847) 48,340 (1,191) 47,910 (1,186) 47,430 (1,060)
Master's or higher degree 59,880 (1,043) 63,780 (2,192) 63,820 (1,462) 58,710 (59) 56,750 (643) 60,520 (924) 58,450 (349) 61,620 (1,817) 57,200 (903) 59,950 (1,641) 56,950 (2,474)
Percent,2  all education levels 64.5 (0.52) 68.2 (0.39) 66.0 (0.41) 66.9 (0.49) 68.0 (0.51) 68.3 (0.47) 65.7 (0.54) 62.5 (0.52) 63.3 (0.52) 65.6 (0.54) 66.0 (0.54)
Less than high school completion 48.6 (2.03) 55.2 (1.76) 57.0 (1.85) 58.7 (2.29) 56.4 (2.41) 51.8 (2.28) 44.3 (2.56) 41.0 (2.43) 39.5 (2.78) 41.2 (2.70) 45.0 (2.44)
High school completion1  62.7 (0.94) 66.2 (0.75) 62.5 (0.80) 66.6 (0.92) 64.7 (1.06) 66.9 (0.89) 61.9 (1.04) 55.9 (1.04) 57.1 (1.08) 60.8 (1.15) 61.7 (1.10)
Some college, no degree 62.3 (1.18) 67.6 (0.88) 63.4 (0.94) 64.2 (1.02) 64.5 (1.12) 63.7 (1.18) 63.2 (1.02) 59.0 (1.14) 57.0 (1.20) 60.7 (1.25) 59.2 (1.39)
Associate's degree 66.7 (1.63) 68.2 (1.23) 66.9 (1.25) 66.9 (1.41) 69.9 (1.36) 69.6 (1.51) 66.3 (1.59) 65.4 (1.54) 63.9 (1.60) 65.7 (1.29) 66.2 (1.45)
Bachelor's or higher degree 70.5 (0.87) 72.2 (0.63) 71.2 (0.64) 69.8 (0.79) 72.8 (0.75) 72.8 (0.65) 71.5 (0.66) 69.5 (0.77) 71.7 (0.69) 72.4 (0.76) 72.8 (0.74)
Bachelor's degree 70.6 (0.99) 72.9 (0.72) 71.7 (0.74) 70.1 (0.92) 73.1 (0.86) 72.7 (0.77) 71.5 (0.82) 69.4 (0.90) 71.5 (0.79) 72.2 (0.84) 73.2 (0.87)
Master's or higher degree 70.3 (1.84) 69.9 (1.36) 69.6 (1.32) 68.8 (1.56) 71.9 (1.42) 73.3 (1.48) 71.5 (1.32) 69.5 (1.43) 72.3 (1.47) 72.8 (1.44) 71.9 (1.38)
                                             
Black                                            
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
31,570 (543) 33,330 (351) 35,230 (740) 33,580 (1,190) 34,110 (1,379) 33,140 (43) 31,990 (1,388) 32,090 (129) 33,260 (754) 32,540 (742) 31,790 (467)
Less than high school completion 20,810 (1,638) 22,090 (1,034) 24,840 (1,504) 23,970 (1,392) 20,310 (1,352) 20,800 (2,024) 19,270 (1,437) 23,770 (3,751) 21,340 (1,945) 19,850 (748) 21,090 (1,695)
High school completion1  27,050 (869) 29,140 (482) 30,500 (796) 26,980 (1,186) 28,440 (813) 28,610 (1,452) 27,660 (1,295) 26,710 (928) 26,320 (770) 25,820 (1,070) 26,430 (1,330)
Some college, no degree 33,100 (1,281) 34,580 (692) 34,670 (1,032) 34,130 (1,646) 31,620 (1,171) 33,080 (166) 31,640 (470) 31,050 (1,652) 30,820 (409) 29,930 (591) 30,000 (1,291)
Associate's degree 33,020 (1,364) 33,190 (950) 37,200 (2,432) 32,720 (1,481) 32,860 (2,590) 32,620 (805) 32,750 (2,255) 29,680 (2,042) 33,080 (2,276) 34,350 (2,403) 31,600 (2,532)
Bachelor's or higher degree 41,250 (1,409) 46,090 (1,247) 48,050 (1,130) 45,540 (1,705) 45,080 (815) 44,060 (1,215) 47,240 (912) 47,700 (916) 43,200 (1,507) 42,380 (1,832) 44,080 (1,947)
Bachelor's degree 39,120 (1,282) 43,660 (1,908) 47,300 (1,390) 41,470 (2,528) 41,890 (2,725) 43,190 (1,265) 42,640 (957) 42,800 (1,663) 41,580 (518) 39,960 (1,004) 39,460 (821)
Master's or higher degree 49,890 (1,880) 53,840 (2,476) 48,460 (1,753) 50,630 (3,569) 53,870 (5,052) 49,770 (2,588) 55,940 (4,135) 56,820 (2,870) 51,700 (6,270) 51,030 (1,057) 54,660 (2,210)
Percent,2  all education levels 62.4 (1.30) 69.7 (1.28) 65.5 (1.37) 64.5 (1.19) 66.6 (1.14) 65.0 (1.21) 60.5 (1.12) 57.4 (1.13) 57.7 (1.26) 55.7 (1.33) 58.5 (1.23)
Less than high school completion 42.4 (4.02) 48.8 (4.46) 46.5 (5.06) 40.3 (3.98) 53.4 (3.72) 43.9 (4.11) 38.3 (3.96) 38.1 (4.26) 30.5 (3.73) 30.3 (3.80) 27.5 (4.20)
High school completion1  60.7 (2.11) 68.3 (2.16) 64.2 (2.28) 64.0 (2.01) 64.9 (1.97) 60.4 (2.11) 57.8 (1.83) 48.9 (1.93) 53.6 (2.03) 50.8 (2.16) 51.4 (2.22)
Some college, no degree 62.2 (2.51) 69.8 (2.57) 65.9 (2.62) 59.3 (2.65) 63.6 (2.42) 65.5 (2.78) 60.0 (2.13) 57.7 (2.21) 56.2 (2.42) 50.8 (2.40) 58.0 (2.18)
Associate's degree 69.2 (4.29) 78.0 (3.79) 68.6 (4.70) 72.2 (3.57) 68.9 (3.34) 57.9 (3.78) 58.6 (3.75) 63.2 (3.58) 61.5 (3.25) 69.0 (3.32) 58.9 (3.34)
Bachelor's or higher degree 77.3 (2.85) 78.6 (2.58) 73.9 (2.85) 79.0 (1.94) 76.4 (2.39) 82.0 (1.95) 73.5 (2.15) 73.5 (2.05) 72.4 (2.11) 69.1 (2.13) 76.2 (2.12)
Bachelor's degree 76.1 (3.15) 79.4 (2.80) 72.7 (3.23) 79.9 (2.14) 77.0 (2.70) 82.5 (2.44) 72.2 (2.49) 73.1 (2.46) 71.1 (2.70) 68.5 (2.41) 75.1 (2.47)
Master's or higher degree 84.0 (6.41) 74.9 (6.52) 78.8 (5.96) 76.5 (3.95) 74.2 (4.56) 80.5 (3.78) 77.2 (3.80) 74.7 (3.60) 76.5 (3.65) 70.6 (4.32) 79.3 (3.96)
                                             
Hispanic                                            
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
28,230 (658) 29,860 (446) 31,860 (438) 29,370 (9) 29,450 (232) 29,880 (745) 30,880 (1,134) 30,850 (1,357) 31,540 (622) 30,570 (21) 29,900 (43)
Less than high school completion 22,400 (607) 22,660 (468) 23,200 (533) 23,380 (73) 22,780 (#) 22,790 (794) 21,310 (560) 21,290 (80) 20,970 (273) 22,110 (958) 22,430 (1,168)
High school completion1  28,370 (1,178) 30,610 (795) 31,470 (724) 28,140 (1,024) 29,280 (926) 28,570 (918) 28,570 (1,561) 27,540 (851) 29,310 (951) 28,520 (1,313) 27,570 (764)
Some college, no degree 29,400 (1,342) 35,260 (939) 35,630 (958) 36,840 (1,675) 33,470 (632) 34,230 (1,063) 32,010 (1,810) 34,530 (982) 33,400 (1,448) 30,600 (796) 31,770 (1,356)
Associate's degree 35,790 (2,151) 39,480 (1,693) 37,840 (2,073) 39,870 (1,910) 35,930 (1,812) 33,200 (1,440) 33,990 (1,915) 32,880 (1,561) 35,680 (1,379) 35,410 (1,477) 33,340 (1,737)
Bachelor's or higher degree 44,890 (1,747) 48,450 (1,716) 50,680 (1,401) 47,880 (2,202) 47,670 (1,429) 47,950 (1,750) 47,600 (1,752) 48,780 (1,607) 46,430 (2,080) 42,050 (1,790) 44,650 (574)
Bachelor's degree 42,280 (2,013) 46,670 (1,279) 49,230 (2,004) 46,390 (816) 45,390 (1,883) 44,290 (2,309) 44,280 (2,256) 47,460 (1,041) 43,920 (3,175) 40,430 (303) 42,670 (2,041)
Master's or higher degree (†) 50,880 (3,119) 58,750 (5,469) 59,130 (4,139) 53,830 (3,200) 64,100 (2,975) 55,380 (3,513) 56,640 (4,245) 51,410 (3,765) 51,940 (2,549) 50,000 (4,043)
Percent,2  all education levels 60.5 (1.32) 68.7 (1.14) 68.8 (1.08) 68.1 (0.82) 69.4 (0.89) 67.9 (0.86) 63.3 (0.93) 58.2 (0.96) 59.4 (0.85) 61.4 (0.89) 61.8 (0.87)
Less than high school completion 53.5 (2.27) 64.4 (2.00) 64.6 (1.87) 64.9 (1.67) 65.4 (1.43) 61.1 (1.72) 55.2 (1.80) 51.8 (1.67) 50.4 (1.77) 54.9 (1.69) 54.4 (1.81)
High school completion1  66.0 (2.31) 70.5 (2.00) 70.6 (1.93) 71.3 (1.40) 72.3 (1.30) 72.1 (1.31) 64.3 (1.40) 58.2 (1.57) 59.0 (1.64) 61.5 (1.49) 63.3 (1.53)
Some college, no degree 58.4 (3.18) 69.5 (2.89) 72.3 (2.60) 66.6 (1.93) 68.0 (2.13) 67.9 (2.06) 66.8 (2.02) 61.1 (2.28) 64.5 (1.85) 63.0 (2.09) 61.7 (2.13)
Associate's degree 67.0 (5.34) 79.0 (3.95) 69.8 (4.59) 70.0 (2.63) 71.2 (3.03) 65.6 (3.15) 71.0 (2.68) 66.2 (3.03) 65.1 (2.70) 65.3 (3.06) 65.2 (2.90)
Bachelor's or higher degree 66.9 (3.73) 70.1 (3.27) 71.4 (3.06) 69.5 (2.11) 73.8 (2.10) 73.5 (1.92) 71.0 (2.06) 64.4 (2.12) 68.1 (2.10) 68.3 (1.84) 68.4 (1.96)
Bachelor's degree 66.3 (4.12) 71.1 (3.57) 70.6 (3.45) 69.3 (2.40) 73.3 (2.38) 71.6 (2.15) 71.5 (2.28) 64.2 (2.23) 68.1 (2.29) 68.6 (2.13) 67.6 (2.21)
Master's or higher degree 69.8 (8.84) 65.5 (8.05) 74.6 (6.60) 70.4 (4.19) 75.5 (3.73) 80.2 (3.55) 68.7 (4.10) 65.3 (4.32) 68.2 (3.89) 67.1 (3.97) 71.3 (4.09)
                                             
Asian3                                             
Median annual earnings, all
   education levels
38,100 (1,061) 47,810 (811) 50,330 (2,281) 46,850 (1,907) 50,980 (1,319) 49,540 (2,025) 52,860 (744) 52,650 (790) 48,150 (2,697) 50,240 (2,679) 53,830 (2,499)
Less than high school completion (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†)
High school completion1  29,900 (2,188) 33,320 (1,206) 31,160 (1,462) 31,620 (1,660) 31,170 (2,892) 30,870 (2,827) 29,820 (2,633) 27,690 (2,165) 30,750 (1,813) 25,460 (1,313) 29,530 (816)
Some college, no degree 27,900 (2,624) 38,350 (1,985) 34,540 (1,735) 34,870 (2,448) 36,000 (2,771) 38,550 (2,665) 35,120 (4,560) 40,650 (3,513) 36,580 (1,503) 31,520 (1,835) 33,210 (2,634)
Associate's degree 30,130 (1,847) 39,330 (1,965) (†) 40,000 (4,961) 40,580 (5,146) 38,890 (5,042) 33,690 (2,682) 38,830 (4,093) 37,780 (2,826) 35,300 (6,650) 43,100 (3,162)
Bachelor's or higher degree 49,570 (2,135) 65,750 (1,360) 63,370 (1,167) 58,770 (1,070) 61,560 (3,077) 60,850 (5,043) 63,500 (898) 63,440 (1,500) 63,020 (1,137) 62,370 (2,413) 64,220 (1,674)
Bachelor's degree 45,430 (958) 59,790 (2,408) 57,070 (1,452) 58,760 (3,821) 56,360 (908) 54,580 (1,896) 58,260 (2,230) 53,300 (1,202) 56,870 (4,176) 52,350 (3,384) 59,280 (1,925)
Master's or higher degree 57,170 (5,473) 76,270 (5,852) 75,750 (2,112) 63,980 (4,692) 68,140 (2,035) 71,710 (2,408) 73,860 (2,998) 74,910 (3,219) 71,900 (5,165) 74,740 (4,556) 69,720 (1,963)
Percent,2  all education levels 63.4 (2.98) 68.5 (1.78) 65.8 (1.91) 64.8 (1.57) 69.3 (1.75) 71.2 (1.63) 68.8 (1.72) 66.7 (1.51) 65.1 (1.46) 65.1 (1.73) 67.9 (1.57)
Less than high school completion 46.6 (9.98) 61.6 (8.31) (†) 49.4 (7.62) (†) (†) (†) (†) (†) 56.2 (6.80) 50.9 (7.17)
High school completion1  66.9 (7.05) 68.9 (4.59) 67.2 (4.64) 62.5 (4.82) 63.3 (4.18) 68.5 (4.09) 63.0 (4.17) 59.3 (4.15) 55.9 (3.97) 53.7 (4.47) 64.6 (3.35)
Some college, no degree 51.8 (8.46) 63.4 (4.59) 63.8 (5.54) 66.5 (4.65) 64.7 (4.97) 73.4 (4.48) 63.8 (4.70) 57.4 (5.03) 58.2 (4.93) 58.3 (4.37) 51.7 (4.31)
Associate's degree 77.1 (8.01) 72.2 (5.92) 67.3 (8.22) 66.3 (5.93) 74.1 (5.81) 70.6 (5.49) 78.4 (5.36) 70.3 (4.25) 56.5 (5.57) 55.1 (5.88) 60.6 (5.79)
Bachelor's or higher degree 65.6 (4.18) 69.9 (2.35) 67.4 (2.40) 66.0 (2.07) 71.0 (2.17) 72.4 (2.04) 71.9 (1.93) 70.5 (1.84) 71.1 (1.89) 70.4 (2.08) 72.9 (1.80)
Bachelor's degree 68.0 (5.27) 70.8 (2.87) 66.8 (3.05) 68.7 (2.69) 69.5 (2.78) 71.6 (2.40) 72.7 (2.48) 69.7 (2.46) 72.2 (2.22) 69.6 (2.59) 73.7 (2.31)
Master's or higher degree 62.0 (6.80) 67.9 (4.11) 68.4 (3.91) 61.3 (3.08) 73.3 (3.23) 73.6 (3.25) 70.9 (2.79) 71.6 (3.17) 69.4 (3.15) 71.8 (3.20) 71.7 (2.85)
                                             
Median annual earnings for other
   race groups, all education levels
                                           
Pacific Islander4  [3 ] (†) [3 ] (†) (†) (†) 33,140 (3,052) 38,060 (3,583) (†) (†) (†) 34,950 (2,623) 32,090 (4,904)
American Indian/Alaska Native4  29,880 (372) 33,310 (493) 31,620 (2,332) 34,680 (2,002) 29,550 (2,782) 33,980 (1,932) 30,710 (2,447) 32,110 (4,220) 33,160 (3,330) 29,900 (1,710) 32,890 (2,715)
Two or more races4  (†) (†) 41,760 (2,265) 39,970 (1,676) 39,050 (1,364) 35,900 (3,411) 35,750 (3,003) 35,960 (2,881) 36,640 (1,466) 37,460 (1,680) 35,570 (1,515)
                                             
Percent2  for other race groups,
   all education levels
                                           
Pacific Islander4  [3 ] (†) [3 ] (†) 66.2 (7.71) 53.7 (6.81) 68.1 (5.94) 70.2 (5.06) 58.6 (4.76) 46.9 (7.15) 62.2 (6.71) 56.9 (5.50) 69.4 (6.03)
American Indian/Alaska Native4  46.9 (8.10) 57.6 (4.94) 50.3 (6.16) 60.2 (4.01) 56.2 (4.86) 64.3 (4.58) 52.7 (4.28) 59.8 (4.30) 52.9 (4.14) 52.2 (4.58) 55.8 (5.05)
Two or more races4  (†) (†) 56.1 (4.59) 61.9 (3.46) 60.9 (3.18) 59.5 (3.21) 59.5 (2.89) 50.2 (2.95) 60.2 (2.87) 58.1 (2.93) 59.0 (2.94)
—Not available.
†Not applicable.
#Rounds to zero.
‡Reporting standards not met (too few cases for a reliable estimate).
1 Includes equivalency credentials, such as the General Educational Development (GED) credential.
2 Full-time year-round workers as a percentage of the population ages 25 through 34 who reported working or looking for work in the given year.
3 For 1995 and 2000, data for Asians and Pacific Islanders were not reported separately; therefore, Pacific Islanders are included with Asians for 1995 and 2000.
4 For Pacific Islanders, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and persons of two or more races, data by educational attainment are omitted because these data did not meet reporting standards. All data shown for these three race categories are for persons of all education levels.
NOTE: Beginning in 2005, standard errors were computed using replicate weights, which produced more precise values than the methodology used in prior years. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity. Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March 1996 through March 2013. (This table was prepared October 2013.)
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