Median income of bachelor's degree holders in the United States in 2009, by gender and major group (in U.S. dollars)

Median income of bachelor's degree holders by gender and major in the U.S. 2009 This statistic shows the median income of bachelor's degree holders according to gender and major in the United States in 2009. In the United States in 2009 men with a business major earned on average 50,000 U.S. dollars, 16,000 more than their female counterparts.
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Female median incomeMale median income
Social Science46,000$64,000$
Physical Sciences48,000$65,000$
Engineering62,000$79,000$
Law and Public Policy42,000$58,000$
Business50,000$66,000$
Industrial and Consumer Services40,000$55,000$
Agricultural and Natural Resources40,000$55,000$
Computers and Mathematics60,000$73,000$
Psychology and Social Work40,000$52,000$
Biology and Life Science45,000$57,000$
Communications and Journalism44,000$55,000$
Health60,000$70,000$
Education40,000$48,000$
Arts40,000$48,000$
Humanities and Liberal Arts43,000$50,000$
Female median incomeMale median income
Social Science46,000$64,000$
Physical Sciences48,000$65,000$
Engineering62,000$79,000$
Law and Public Policy42,000$58,000$
Business50,000$66,000$
Industrial and Consumer Services40,000$55,000$
Agricultural and Natural Resources40,000$55,000$
Computers and Mathematics60,000$73,000$
Psychology and Social Work40,000$52,000$
Biology and Life Science45,000$57,000$
Communications and Journalism44,000$55,000$
Health60,000$70,000$
Education40,000$48,000$
Arts40,000$48,000$
Humanities and Liberal Arts43,000$50,000$

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This statistic shows the median income of bachelor's degree holders according to gender and major in the United States in 2009. In the United States in 2009 men with a business major earned on average 50,000 U.S. dollars, 16,000 more than their female counterparts.
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Release date
May 2011
Region
United States
Survey time period
2009
Supplementary notes
Data was sourced from the American Community Survey.
Statistics calculated by full-time, full year workers with a bachelors degree.

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