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Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives: 2008

NCES 2008-084
September 2008


Table 7.3.  Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25–34, by highest level of educational attainment and race/ethnicity: 2006

  Graduate degree
Race/ethnicity Total Less than
high school
completion
High
school
completion1
Some
college
Associate's degree Bachelor's degree   Total Master's degree Doctorate
or first-
professional degree
Total2 $34,800 $23,400 $28,300 $30,500 $33,500 $43,700   $52,800   $50,800   $60,900
White 36,600 25,400 30,500 31,500 35,500 44,700   52,800   50,800   60,900
Black 30,500 21,300 25,400 29,500 30,500 38,600   48,800   45,700   60,900
Hispanic 27,400 21,100 25,400 30,500 31,500 40,600   48,800   48,800   48,800
Asian 45,700 25,400 26,400 30,500 35,500 50,800   62,000   64,000   60,900
Native Hawaiian/                        
Pacific Islander 30,500 20,300 27,400 31,500 29,500 41,600   43,700 ! 32,500 !
American Indian/                        
Alaska Native 28,400 25,400 26,400 27,400 26,400 35,500   44,700   42,700   45,700
! Interpret data with caution.
‡ Reporting standards not met.
1 High school completion includes equivalency (e.g., General Education Development certificate or GED).
2 Total includes other race/ethnicity categories not separately shown.
NOTE: Full-year worker refers to those who were employed 50 or more weeks the previous year; full-time worker refers to those who were usually employed 35 or more hours per week. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) Files, 2006.

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