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Table 4b. Average hourly wages of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators who were 2003-04 public high school graduates, by specific area of CTE concentration while in high school and postsecondary degree attainment (2012)Average hourly wages of Career and Technical Education (CTE) Concentrators who were 2003-04 public high school graduates, by specific area of CTE concentration while in high school and postsecondary degree attainment (2012)

    Postsecondary attainment status  
Characteristics

 

No postsecondary enrollment Some postsecondary enrollment, no credential Postsecondary credential1  
Total   $14.54 $14.52 $18.14  
           
Area of CTE concentration while in high school           
Agriculture and natural resources   $20.02 $14.48 $19.18  
Architecture and Construction   $15.89 $18.17 $17.16  
Business   $11.63 $11.75 $18.35  
Communications and design   $12.48 $13.48 $15.78  
Computer and information sciences   $11.62 $21.39 $20.96  
Consumer and culinary services   $11.50 $10.59 $15.75  
Engineering technologies   $13.58 $13.44 $21.80  
Health Sciences   $9.14 $12.98 $16.92  
Manufacturing   $14.68 $20.07 $19.47  
Marketing   $17.49 $13.96 $19.93  
Public Services   $15.20 $12.77  
Repair and transportation   $14.34 $16.63 $17.68  
‡ Reporting standards are not met; the standard error represents more than 50 percent of the estimate.
1 Postsecondary credential includes recipients of all types of degrees and certificates.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS:2002), Third Follow-up Restricted-use File.


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