Increase in median hourly wage, by years of education in the U.S. 1973-2007

Percentage increase in median hourly wage earned, by years of education in the United States, 1973, 1989 and 2007

Increase in median hourly wage, by years of education in the U.S. 1973-2007 This statistic shows the percentage increase in median hourly wages that can be expected with each additional year spent in further education in the United States. Differences can be seen for 1973, 1989 and 2007. In 2007, those who had completed 15 years of education could expect a median increase in their hourly wage of 14 percent as compared to 14 years of education.
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Percentage increase in median hourly wage earned, by years of education in the United States, 1973, 1989 and 2007

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197319892007
12th year (Final year highschool)7%9%10%
13th year (First year of higher education)8%10%11%
14th year9%11%13%
15th year10%12%14%
16th year10%13%16%
17th year11%14%18%
18th year12%15%19%
197319892007
12th year (Final year highschool)7%9%10%
13th year (First year of higher education)8%10%11%
14th year9%11%13%
15th year10%12%14%
16th year10%13%16%
17th year11%14%18%
18th year12%15%19%
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This statistic shows the percentage increase in median hourly wages that can be expected with each additional year spent in further education in the United States. Differences can be seen for 1973, 1989 and 2007. In 2007, those who had completed 15 years of education could expect a median increase in their hourly wage of 14 percent as compared to 14 years of education.
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