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Youth Indicators 1996 / Indicator 65


Indicator 65. Earnings After High School


Earnings for 1993 for the high school class of 1992, by completion status, sex, and race

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                          |  Median   |   Mean    |  Mean  |Distribution of all persons, by earnings
                          | earnings  | earnings  |earnings|---------------------------------------------------
         Student          |for those  |for those  |for all |      |      | Less |$5,000|$7,500 |$10,000|$15,000
     characteristics      | with some | with some | recent |Total | None | than |  to  |  to   |  to   |  or
                          |earnings\1\|earnings\1\|students|      |      |$5,000|$7,499|$9,999 |$14,999| more
--------------------------|-----------|-----------|--------|------|------|------|------|-------|-------|-------

                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
                                              not attending postsecondary education\2\

Total ....................     $8,400      $9,421   $7,802  100.0   17.2   22.9   14.2    10.4    19.3    16.0
  Male ...................     10,000      11,122    9,744  100.0   12.4   17.2   12.6    11.1    23.4    23.4
  Female .................      6,000       6,913    5,297  100.0   23.4   30.2   16.3     9.4    14.0     6.6

Race
  White ..................      9,000       9,877    8,652  100.0   12.4   21.0   15.2    10.6    22.5    18.2
  Black ..................      6,000       7,884    5,273  100.0   33.1   27.6   12.1     8.6     8.7     9.9
  Hispanic ...............      8,000       8,528    6,938  100.0   18.7   26.7   12.0    11.4    17.4    14.0
  Asian/Pacific Islander .      8,000       8,752    6,812  100.0   18.7   26.7   12.0    11.4    17.4    14.0
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ........     7,600       9,159    5,836  100.0   22.2   26.5    7.8    16.0    14.7    12.8

                                            High school graduates and GED recipients
                                       attending postsecondary education\2\

Total ....................      3,800       4,968    4,106  100.0   17.4   49.5   16.1     5.9     7.7     3.5
  Male ...................      4,000       5,631    4,697  100.0   16.6   45.3   16.7     6.7     9.8     4.9
  Female .................      3,000       4,331    3,546  100.0   18.1   53.4   15.6     5.1     5.7     2.2

Race
  White ..................      3,800       4,930    4,185  100.0   15.1   51.0   16.8     6.2     7.4     3.5
  Black ..................      3,000       4,312    3,168  100.0   26.5   48.1   13.6     2.8     7.3     1.8
  Hispanic ...............      4,400       6,106    4,878  100.0   20.1   41.3   14.8     6.3    11.3     6.2
  Asian/Pacific Islander .      4,000       4,969    3,632  100.0   26.9   42.8   13.7     6.8     7.3     2.6
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native ........     3,000       3,731    2,665  100.0   28.6   51.9   13.7     2.7     2.2     1.0

                                            High school dropouts and other noncompleters\3\
                                             not attending postsecondary education\2\

Total ....................      7,000       7,840    5,270  100.0   32.8   24.9   10.1     8.6    15.3     8.3
  Male ...................      9,000       9,254    7,364  100.0   20.4   22.4   10.8     9.2    22.7    14.6
  Female .................      4,800       5,693    3,097  100.0   45.6   27.5    9.4     8.1     7.6     1.8

Race
  White ..................      8,000       8,353    6,347  100.0   24.0   25.0   11.8    10.6    18.3    10.4
  Black ..................      3,000       4,935    2,675  100.0   45.8   31.5    8.7     3.9     7.9     2.2
  Hispanic ...............      7,500       7,708    4,500  100.0   41.6   21.9    7.3    10.5    11.9     6.7
  Asian/Pacific Islander .     10,000       9,239    6,284  100.0   32.0    6.9   23.3     0.8    28.3     8.7
  American Indian/
    Alaskan Native .......     10,000      10,516    5,514  100.0   47.6   19.5    0.7   (\4\)    16.9    15.3
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/1/ Excludes persons who reported no employment or earnings during 1993.

/2/ Enrollment status is based on persons who attended any postsecondary education in 1993.

/3/ Dropouts from the class of 1992 may have left school any time after the middle of 8th grade. Also includes some still enrolled in high school in 1994.

/4/ Less than .05 percent.

NOTE: References to the class of 1992 are based on students who were 8th graders in 1988 and who would be expected to have graduated in 1992. This group includes students who did not complete high school until later as well as persons who dropped out between 1988 and 1992.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study," Third Followup survey.

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