Table 30a. Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 16 to 24, by educational attainment and sex: 1999 and 2009
 
Year and sex Total Less than high school completion High school completion only1 Some college or associate's degree Bachelor's degree Bachelor's or higher degree
 
[In constant 2010 dollars]
1999            
Total $23,600 $19,600 $22,900 $23,600 $32,700 $34,000
Male 24,900 20,400 24,500 26,200 32,700 34,000
Female 22,300 17,000 20,900 22,300 32,700 34,000
             
2009            
Total $24,400 $18,300 $23,400 $22,400 $32,500 $32,500
Male 25,400 20,300 24,400 25,400 40,700 40,700
Female 22,400 15,200 20,300 21,100 30,500 30,500
1 Includes equivalency certification.
NOTE: Data were adjusted to constant 2010 dollars using the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, Current Population Survey (CPS), March and Annual Social and Economic Supplement, 2000 and 2010.