How much does more education pay?

Click to see the median pretax annual earnings of full-time workers ages 25 and older who have different levels of education. Try to raise the bar to 100%.


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$23,400
$31,500
$37,100
$40,600
$50,900
$61,300
$79,400
$100,000
Professional degree
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Doctoral degree
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Master’s degree
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Bachelor’s degree
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Associate degree
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Some college, no degree
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High school graduate
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Not a high school graduate
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Source: The College Board, “Education Pays,” 2007.
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