Mean earnings in the U.S. by educational attainment 2005-2017

Mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2017, by highest educational degree earned

Mean earnings in the U.S. by educational attainment 2005-2017 This graph shows the mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2017, by highest educational degree earned. In 2017, the mean earnings of Bachelor's degree holders amounted to 67,763 U.S. dollars.
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Mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2017, by highest educational degree earned

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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
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
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This graph shows the mean earnings in the United States from 2005 to 2017, by highest educational degree earned. In 2017, the mean earnings of Bachelor's degree holders amounted to 67,763 U.S. dollars.
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