Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey

Labor Force Characteristics by Race and Ethnicity, 2008

Table 15. Median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers by educational attainment, sex, race, and Hispanic or Latino ethnicity, 2008 annual averages
Educational attainment, race, and
Hispanic or Latino ethnicity
Total White Black or
African American
Asian Hispanic or
Latino ethnicity

Total, 25 years and over

$761 $784 $611 $895 $568

Less than a high school diploma

453 466 408 419 422

High school graduates, no college (1)

618 643 515 568 553

Some college, no degree

699 723 600 689 640

Associate degree

757 782 623 706 704

Bachelor's degree and higher (2)

1,115 1,133 912 1,167 945

Men, 25 years and over

857 883 654 999 591

Less than a high school diploma

497 502 449 485 472

High school graduates, no college (1)

709 738 581 600 603

Some college, no degree

803 836 663 725 696

Associate degree

883 914 668 770 795

Bachelor's degree and higher (2)

1,285 1,329 966 1,349 1,059

Women, 25 years and over

670 688 582 771 518

Less than a high school diploma

378 378 382 383 360

High school graduates, no college (1)

520 535 480 521 479

Some college, no degree

611 621 567 640 585

Associate degree

661 678 592 651 628

Bachelor's degree and higher (2)

955 961 862 996 852

Footnotes:
(1) Includes persons with a high school diploma or equivalent.
(2) Includes persons with bachelor's, master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.

NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups (white, black or African American, and Asian) do not sum to totals because data are not presented for all races. Persons whose ethnicity is identified as Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.

SOURCE: Current Population Survey, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last Modified Date: December 4, 2009

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