Table E-45-2. Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree, by undergraduate field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010
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Table E-45-2.  Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25 to 34 with a bachelor's or higher degree, by undergraduate field of study, sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status: 2010

Sex, race/ethnicity, nativity, and citizenship status Total   Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)1 fields of study   Non-STEM fields of study
  Total   Agriculture/
natural resources
  Architecture   Computer and information sciences   Engineering/ engineering technologies   Biology/ biomedical sciences   Mathematics/ statistics   Physical sciences   Health professions/ clinical sciences   Total   Business   Education   Other
Total2 $50,300   $58,200   $44,300   $49,900   $62,400   $68,400   $50,300   $55,000   $50,300   $53,800   $45,300   $50,400   $40,300   $45,300
Sex                                                      
Male 54,400   60,400   45,200   50,500   63,400   68,800   50,300   59,600   50,200   60,100   50,300   55,200   43,600   49,300
Female 45,300   52,200   40,300   47,600   56,200   66,400   50,300   49,900   50,200   52,300   42,800   48,300   40,300   42,300
                                                       
Race/ethnicity                                                      
White 50,000   56,300   44,200   49,500   62,400   66,800   50,300   54,900   50,300   54,100   45,800   52,400   40,300   45,300
Black 43,200   49,900   50,800     49,600   61,800   44,600   47,700   43,500   49,800 ! 40,300   44,300   40,800   40,200
Hispanic 45,300   50,100   39,300   50,300   54,500   58,800   45,200   48,400   47,300   48,000   45,200   47,200   40,300   44,200
Asian 60,200   66,400   37,100   56,400   69,600   72,200   51,900   67,100   49,800   60,400   50,400   53,300   40,600   50,200
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 48,600                     46,200      
American Indian/Alaska Native3 38,100   44,100                   36,500   44,500     35,300
American Indian 37,900   44,600                   36,100   38,200     35,600
Alaska Native                          
Two or more races 48,300   55,200       61,200   65,500   50,000       45,300   45,300   53,300   38,300   45,300
                                                       
Race/ethnicity by sex                                                      
Male                                                      
White 55,200   60,400   45,300   50,000   63,400   67,400   51,800   59,300   50,200   60,300   50,400   57,100   44,900   50,300
Black 45,300   51,800       50,600   63,300   44,600       45,100   42,200 ! 45,200   39,700   40,500
Hispanic 49,800   53,300   40,000   53,300   57,700   58,300   47,300   46,600   50,200   58,100   47,300   50,000   39,500   45,900
Asian 63,100   69,900   38,000   56,800   70,300   72,500   50,200   69,800   50,100   65,700   53,000   54,200   49,400   51,500
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander 49,300                          
American Indian/Alaska Native3 39,300   41,900                   37,900       35,700
American Indian 39,500   43,800                   37,300      
Alaska Native                          
Two or more races 54,500   60,400       61,000   69,600   54,300         50,000   57,900     48,500
                                                       
Female                                                      
White 45,300   51,400   40,400   45,200   50,300   65,300   50,300   50,000   50,300   52,900   42,300   49,300   40,200   42,300
Black 41,300   48,000       43,700   58,900   44,300       50,200   40,300   43,000   41,400   39,200
Hispanic 43,200   46,200   33,700     42,400   61,500   43,200     38,600   47,700   42,800 ! 44,900   41,300   42,200
Asian 56,100   61,900       65,100   70,500   55,500   56,700   46,700   60,000   50,100   52,200   39,800   49,600
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander                          
American Indian/Alaska Native3 36,800                     35,100       35,100
American Indian 36,300                     34,200 !     35,200
Alaska Native                          
Two or more races 44,100   47,300           49,400       47,400   42,300   51,200   37,400   40,300
                                                       
Nativity                                                      
Hispanic                                                      
Born within the United States4 47,200   53,100   42,100   53,400   55,000   64,500   47,300   45,300   49,800   49,200   45,300   49,500   42,300   45,200
Born outside the United States 40,300   44,400       50,400   44,300   41,600       42,900 ! 40,200   40,300   38,000   40,200
                                                       
Asian                                                      
Born within the United States4 57,300   63,800       67,600   70,100   56,300     51,700   65,200   53,300   54,900   49,000   52,700
Born outside the United States 60,300   67,800   40,200   54,800   69,600   72,900   50,200   69,700   49,400   59,600   50,300   51,900   37,000   49,400
                                                       
Citizenship status                                                      
U.S.-born citizen 48,400   55,800   44,300   50,000   60,200   66,500   50,300   54,700   50,300   53,300   45,300   51,200   40,300   45,200
Naturalized citizen 51,700   62,600   49,900   48,700   65,500   70,500   53,600   52,600   51,200   59,900   48,200   49,800   42,300   47,300
Noncitizen 55,000   60,400   38,500   44,300   67,700   69,800   45,000   60,200   47,100   52,100   45,300   50,200   30,100   44,600
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) is 30 percent or greater.
‡ Reporting standards not met. There are too few cases.
1 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).
2 Total includes other racial/ethnic groups not shown separately in the table.
3  Includes persons reporting American Indian alone, Alaska Native alone, and persons from American Indian and/or Alaska Native tribes specified or unspecified.
4 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 ethnici
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS), 2010.
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