Median earnings of full-time, full-year workers age 25 and over adjusted for geographic cost differences, by locale and educational attainment: 2004
|Less than high school diploma or equivalent||23,700||20,900||24,400||25,100||28,200|
|High school diploma or equivalent or higher||40,700||38,800||42,600||38,300||40,100|
|High school diploma or equivalent||31,100||28,700||31,900||31,600||33,800|
|Some college/associate's degree||37,300||34,600||38,700||37,100||39,700|
|Bachelor's degree or higher||56,300||52,800||58,200||52,200||56,700|
|Graduate or professional degree||67,200||63,400||69,300||59,100||67,100|
NOTE: NCES's Comparable Wage Index (CWI) was used to adjust for geographic cost differences. For more details on the CWI, see A Comparable Wage Approach to Geographic Cost Adjustment (NCES 2006-321).
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2004, previously unpublished data.