Table E-45-1. Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-45-1.  Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25 to 34, by highest level of educational attainment, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status Total   Less than high school completion   High school completion or higher   Percentage of persons ages 25 to 34 who were full-time, full-year wage and salary workers in 2010
    Total   High school completion1   Some college or associate's degree   Bachelor's or higher degree  
          Total   Bachelor's degree in a STEM2 field   Bachelor's degree in a non-STEM2 field  
Total3 $36,200   $21,100   $38,200   $29,200   $33,200   $50,300   $58,200   $45,300   65.3
Sex                                  
Male 39,200   23,100   40,300   30,200   37,300   54,400   60,400   50,300   69.5
Female 34,300   18,100   35,200   25,100   30,100   45,300   52,200   42,800   60.5
                                   
Race/ethnicity                                  
White 40,300   26,200   40,300   30,200   35,200   50,000   56,300   45,800   66.7
Black 30,200   20,100   30,200   25,200   30,100   43,200   49,900   40,300   62.2
Hispanic 28,200   20,100   31,400   25,200   32,200   45,300   50,100   45,200   63.0
Asian 50,200   21,000   50,300   29,900   34,200   60,200   66,400   50,400   68.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 34,800       34,500   30,000   48,600       61.5
American Indian/Alaska Native4 30,200   24,600   31,200   25,100   30,100   38,100   44,100   36,500   56.0
American Indian 30,200   24,000   30,800   24,700   30,100   37,900   44,600   36,100   55.3
Alaska Native 37,500                 48.0
Two or more races 38,100   23,200   39,200   29,800   33,200   48,300   55,200   45,300   59.0
                                   
Race/ethnicity by sex                                  
Male                                  
White 42,300   29,200   42,300   33,500   40,300   55,200   60,400   50,400   71.8
Black 31,800   23,100   32,200   27,600   31,200   45,300   51,800   42,200   62.6
Hispanic 28,200   20,900   32,200   27,200   35,200   49,800   53,300   47,300   66.1
Asian 50,400   23,000   53,300   30,200   35,200   63,100   69,900   53,000   73.3
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 35,100       35,100   29,500   49,300       63.0
American Indian/Alaska Native4 33,500   27,900   33,800   30,000   33,100   39,300   41,900   37,900   59.0
American Indian 32,900   26,000   33,500   28,300   33,300   39,500   43,800   37,300   59.4
Alaska Native                 45.7
Two or more races 40,300   25,400   41,300   30,200   36,200   54,500   60,400   50,000   63.8
                                   
Female                                  
White 36,200   20,900   36,300   25,200   30,200   45,300   51,400   42,300   60.8
Black 30,100   18,100   30,100   24,000   27,700   41,300   48,000   40,300   61.9
Hispanic 28,100   17,200   30,200   23,900   30,100   43,200   46,200   42,800   58.1
Asian 46,200   19,600   48,100   25,500   30,200   56,100   61,900   50,100   63.8
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 32,200       24,000   29,900         59.6
American Indian/Alaska Native4 28,700   18,200   29,500   22,100   28,000   36,800       52.6
American Indian 28,100       22,300   28,200   36,300       51.0
Alaska Native                 50.7
Two or more races 35,200   19,900   35,300   26,900   30,000   44,100   47,300   42,300   53.8
                                   
Nativity                                  
Hispanic                                  
Born within the United States5 33,200   24,100   35,200   29,100   33,200   47,200   53,100   45,300   65.0
Born outside the United States 23,500   20,100   27,200   23,400   30,000   40,300   44,400   40,200   61.2
                                   
Asian                                  
Born within the United States5 49,900   23,800   50,000   30,100   35,000   57,300   63,800   53,300   70.3
Born outside the United States 50,200   20,100   50,300   28,100   33,200   60,300   67,800   50,300   68.3
                                   
Citizenship status                                  
U.S.-born citizen 37,800   25,100   38,300   30,200   33,900 ! 48,400   55,800   45,300   65.8
Naturalized citizen 39,300   24,100 ! 40,300   29,000   33,200   51,700   62,600   48,200   70.2
Noncitizen 25,800   20,100   32,000   23,900   28,100   55,000   60,400   45,300   60.7
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are either too few cases or the coefficient of variation (CV) is 50 percent or greater.
1Includes a high school diploma or an equivalent credential, including a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
2 Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, as defined here, include agriculture and natural resources, biology and biomedical sciences, computer and information sciences, engineering and engineering technologies, health professions and clinical sciences, mathematics and statistics, and physical sciences and science technologies. Respondents were allowed to indicate two major undergraduate fields of study; data reflect the first reported field of study. This indicator provides information on the percentage of graduates in STEM fields, but does not provide an indication of the percentage of graduates in other fields who also take significant amounts of STEM coursework or those who have a second major in a STEM field. Data are assembled based on major field aggregations. In the major field aggregations that were not classified as STEM, some individual fields could be classified as STEM (such as econometrics within social sciences and history).
3 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
4  Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or unspecified.
5 Born within the United States includes the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Marianas, and those born abroad of American parents.
NOTE: Estimates are for the entire population in the indicated age range, including persons in both households and group quarters. A household includes all the persons who occupy a housing unit. A group quarters is a nontypical household-type living arrangement where people live or stay in a group living arrangement that is owned or managed by an entity or organization providing housing and/or services for the residents. Group quarters include such places as college residence halls, residential treatment centers, skilled nursing facilities, group homes, military barracks, correctional facilities, and workers' dormitories. Employment status refers to the full calendar week prior to the week when the respondent answered the questions. Full-year worker refers to those who were employed 50 or more weeks during the previous year; full-time worker refers to those who were usually employed 35 or more hours per week. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding. Race categories exclude persons of Hispanic ethnicity.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010.
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