U.S. lifetime earnings relative to high school graduates in 2011, by education

This statistic shows expected life time earnings of full-time year-round workers at age from 25 to 64 relative to education level. The difference is shown as a ratio of the earnings of someone whose highest level of education is as a high school graduate. On average, a person with a master's degree is expected to earn almost twice as much in their lifetime as someone who has only completed their high school degree.

Lifetime earning rate in the United States according to education level, displayed as a ratio of high school graduates earnings in 2011

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Release date

September 2013

Region

United States

Survey time period

2011

Age group

25-64 years

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