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Status and Trends in the Education of Racial and Ethnic Minorities
NCES 2010-015
July 2010


Table 29.

Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25 and older, by educational attainment, sex, and race/ethnicity: 2007


                      Bachelor's or higher degree
Sex and race/ethnicity Total   Less than high school completion   High school completion1   Some
college
  Associate's degree   Total   Bachelor's degree   Master's degree   Doctorate or first-professional degree
Total $41,000   $25,000   $32,000   $38,000   $41,700   $58,900   $53,000   $62,000   $86,000
Male 48,000   28,000   37,200   45,000   49,000   69,000   61,000   75,000   100,000
White 50,000   32,000   40,000   47,000   50,000   71,000   65,000   75,500   100,000
Black 38,000   27,000   32,000   37,000   41,000   55,000   50,000   60,000   95,000
Hispanic 33,000   25,000   30,000   38,000   42,000   54,000   50,000   68,000   85,000
Asian 52,000   28,000   32,000   44,000   41,000   69,000   60,000   75,000   95,000
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 45,000                
American Indian/ Alaska Native 39,000     35,000            
Two or more races 45,000     30,000   39,000     78,000   75,600    
                                   
Female 36,000   20,000   27,000   33,000   35,800   50,000   45,000   55,000   70,000
White 38,000   20,800   29,000   34,000   38,000   50,000   46,000   55,000   70,000
Black 31,000   20,000   25,000   30,000   33,000   45,000   42,000   55,000   65,400
Hispanic 30,000   18,200   25,000   31,000   32,500   43,000   40,000   52,500  
Asian 42,000     26,000   34,000   35,000   54,000   50,000   67,000   65,000
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander 35,000                
American Indian/ Alaska Native 30,000                
Two or more races 35,000     26,500   32,900     50,000      
‡ Reporting standards not met.
! Interpret data with caution.
1 Includes equivalency.
NOTE: Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2008.
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