July 26, 2010
Median weekly earnings for full-time wage and salary workers aged 25 years and older were $774 in the second quarter of 2010 (not seasonally adjusted). Women who usually worked full time had median weekly earnings of $704, or 81.8 percent of the $861 median for men.
By educational attainment, male full-time workers aged 25 and older without a high school diploma had median weekly earnings of $485, compared with $377 for female workers. Male and female high school graduates (no college) had median weekly earnings of $714 and $542, respectively.
Among college graduates with bachelor’s degrees, male workers had median weekly earnings of $1,171, compared with $920 for their female counterparts.
Among college graduates with advanced degrees (professional or master's degree and above), male workers had median weekly earnings of $1,546, compared with $1,158 for their female counterparts.
These data on earnings are produced by the Current Population Survey. To learn more, see "Usual Weekly Earnings of Wage and Salary Workers: Second Quarter 2010" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-10-0993.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Usual weekly earnings in second quarter 2010 by education on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2010/ted_20100726.htm (visited July 08, 2015).
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