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Women’s earnings and education in 2001

June 26, 2002

Earnings for female full-time wage and salary workers vary considerably by educational level.

Median usual weekly earnings of female full-time workers age 25 and over, by educational attainment, 2001
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In 2001, those with less than a high school diploma had median earnings of $314 per week. This compares with $784 per week for those with a college degree.

Women who graduated high school but did not attend college earned $441 a week at the median, while those with some college or an associate degree earned $525.

These data on earnings are produced by the Current Population Survey. Earnings data in this article are median usual weekly earnings of full-time wage and salary workers. More information can be found in "Highlights of Women’s Earnings in 2001," BLS Report 960 (PDF 219K).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Women’s earnings and education in 2001 on the Internet at (visited September 18, 2014).


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