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Table 5b. 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 type of postsecondary degree or credential received (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 type of postsecondary degree or credential received (2012)

    Postsecondary degree or credential type  
Characteristics   Undergraduate certificate Associate's degree  Bachelor's degree Professional degree or certificate1  
Total   $16.27 $15.90 $19.15 $22.26  
             
Area of CTE concentration while in high school            
Agriculture and natural resources   $20.81 $14.91 $18.67 $22.53  
Architecture and Construction   $17.76 $15.22 $18.40 $16.93  
Business   $11.55 $11.75 $20.02 $23.40  
Communications and design   $12.10 $12.39 $17.18 $20.95  
Computer and information sciences   $13.29 $16.19 $22.91 $22.20  
Consumer and culinary services   $16.32 $12.35 $17.41 $14.95  
Engineering technologies   $16.61 $21.81 $21.15 $28.72 !
Health Sciences   $15.84 $18.41 $15.87 $20.93  
Manufacturing   $18.34 $21.35 $19.38  
Marketing   $15.43 $15.71 $23.63 $23.14  
Public Services   $12.86  
Repair and transportation   $16.10 $20.32 $17.41 $21.63  
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the standard error represents more than 30 percent of the estimate.
‡ Reporting standards are not met; the standard error represents more than 50 percent of the estimate.
1 Professional degree or certificate includes the categories Master's degree, Post-master's certificate, and Doctoral degree from variable F3A13B. For more information, see the sample member questionnaire, available on the ELS website: http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/els2002/questionnaires.asp
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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