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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2007-039
September 2007

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Table 28.

Median earnings for persons 25 years old and over, by educational attainment, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2005


Sex and race/ethnicity Total Less than high school completion High school completion1 Some college or associate's degree Bachelor's degree Graduate degree2
Total3 $40,000 $25,000 $30,300 $38,000 $50,000 $65,100
Male3 45,000 27,000 35,000 45,000 60,000 80,000
White 49,000 30,000 39,000 46,000 60,000 80,000
Black 35,000 23,000 28,400 38,000 45,000 61,000
Hispanic 31,000 25,000 28,000 39,000 49,000 65,000
Asian/Pacific Islander 50,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 55,000 81,000
American Indian/Alaska Native 40,000 30,000 35,000 41,000 55,000
Female3 34,000 20,000 26,000 32,000 42,000 54,000
White 35,000 20,800 27,600 33,000 42,000 53,500
Black 30,000 18,700 24,000 30,000 45,000 52,000
Hispanic 27,000 19,000 23,000 30,000 38,000 50,800
Asian/Pacific Islander 38,000 22,500 25,000 32,000 43,600 62,000
American Indian/Alaska Native 28,000 18,000! 22,000 28,000 40,000 40,000
Reporting standards not met.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Includes equivalency.
2 A master's, doctor's, or first-professional degree.
3 Includes persons of more than one race, not separately shown.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic origin.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2006.
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