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Status of Education in Rural America
NCES 2007-040
June 2007

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Table 2.10a.

Median earnings of full-time, full-year workers age 25 and over adjusted for geographic cost differences, by locale and educational attainment: 2004


Educational attainment Total City Suburban Town Rural
Total $38,600 $35,700 $40,200 $36,500 $39,000
Less than high school diploma or equivalent 23,700 20,900 24,400 25,100 28,200
High school diploma or equivalent or higher 40,700 38,800 42,600 38,300 40,100
High school diploma or equivalent 31,100 28,700 31,900 31,600 33,800
Some college/associate's degree 37,300 34,600 38,700 37,100 39,700
Bachelor's degree or higher 56,300 52,800 58,200 52,200 56,700
Bachelor's degree 51,500 48,500 53,000 47,600 53,600
Graduate or professional degree 67,200 63,400 69,300 59,100 67,100
NOTE: NCES's Comparable Wage Index (CWI) was used to adjust for geographic cost differences. For more details on the CWI, see A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment (NCES 2006-321).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2004, previously unpublished data.
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