Mean earnings in the U.S. by educational attainment 2005-2018

This graph shows the mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2018, by highest educational degree earned. In 2018, the mean earnings of Bachelor's degree holders amounted to 71,155 U.S. dollars.

Mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2018, by highest educational degree earned

Level of EducationTotalLess Than 9th GradeHigh School (9th to 12th Nongrad)Graduate (Incl GED)Some College No DegreeAssociate DegreeBachelor's DegreeMaster's DegreeProfessional DegreeDoctorate Degree
2005 49,09723,60427,47535,59142,18444,88863,86379,203135,635107,382
2006 51,04225,03428,88137,30342,86846,16966,44581,687130,023115,377
2007 51,58825,90229,12037,54843,55446,89666,68979,628132,381106,014
2008 53,94026,38229,82438,80044,01147,42469,60583,149142,055113,455
2009 54,78724,35629,78538,74545,20048,88667,41687,719146,276115,870
2010 55,13426,41230,14939,44044,58248,30768,36784,341142,934115,481
2011 57,19326,54531,20140,63446,07250,02970,45990,265144,155119,887
2012 58,17826,67930,87741,24847,35548,73570,43288,477159,070129,507
2013 58,88128,54233,38240,43748,77149,39972,51989,911136,127129,163
2014 59,31731,28835,44642,09447,38951,64872,89688,532153,943116,948
2015 61,91532,45335,55143,06148,68152,94176,31092,977160,485126,259
201653,40628,59230,03535,61342,62145,73163,12179,071118,674102,508
201753,53627,59726,46938,14538,69546,38167,76387,674138,378118,903
201855,61928,74626,22038,93639,94548,23871,15587,123149,837124,879
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2005 to 2018

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Persons with earnings

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