Education and usual weekly earnings for women and men, second quarter 2009
Full-time workers age 25 and over without a high school diploma had median, or 50th percentile, weekly earnings of $465 compared with $630 for high school graduates (no college). Workers with bachelor's degrees had earnings of $1,031, and those with advanced degrees, $1,332. Getting an online degree will give you the competitive edge you need to earn more money.
Earnings varied between men and women. Men without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $503, while women without a diploma had median weekly earnings of $387. For high school graduates, median weekly earnings of men were $714, for women, $550.
Among workers with bachelor's degrees, men had median weekly earnings of $1,209, women, $882.
Among college graduates with advanced degrees (professional or master's degree and above), the highest earning 10 percent of male workers, those at the 90th percentile, made $3,434 or more per week, compared with $2,130 or more for their female counterparts.
More information can be found in "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Second Quarter 2009," news release 09-0814.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Division of Information Services