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Earnings and unemployment by educational attainment, persons age 25 and over, 2006
Education attained Weekly earnings Unemployment rate

Doctoral degree

$1,441 1.4%

Professional degree

$1,474 1.1%

Master's degree

$1,140 1.7%

Bachelor's degree

$962 2.3%

Associate degree

$721 3.0%

Some college, no degree

$674 3.9%

High school graduate

$595 4.3%

Less than a high school diploma

$419 6.8%

Source: Current Population Survey

Projected employment, 2004-14, and average annual earnings, 2006, of high-growth occupations that typically require at least a bachelor's degree
Occupation Projected change in employment, 2004-14 Average annual earnings, 2006

Postsecondary teachers

524,000 $64,610

General and operations managers

308,000 $99,280

Elementary school teachers, except special education

265,000 $48,700

Accountants and auditors

264,000 $60,670

Computer software engineers, applications

222,000 $82,000

Computer systems analysts

153,000 $72,230

Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education

148,000 $51,150

Computer software engineers, systems software

146,000 $87,250

Physicians and surgeons

136,000 $142,220

Network systems and data communications analysts

126,000 $67,460

Source: Employment Projections, Occupational Employment Statistics

School enrollment status of youths during the October when ages 19 in 1997-2004, by sex (percent distribution)
School enrollment status Men Women

High school dropouts

19.2 13.9

Enrolled in high school

4.7 3.6

High school graduates, not enrolled in college

35.5 30.4

GED

1.5 1.8

Enrolled in college

39.1 50.4

Source: National Longitudinal Surveys

Secondary school teachers, except special and vocational education, average annual wages, by State, May 2006
State abbreviation State Average Annual Wage

AL

Alabama $40,960

AK

Alaska $54,040

AZ

Arizona $37,960

AR

Arkansas $41,530

CA

California $58,240

CO

Colorado $45,990

CT

Connecticut $59,530

DE

Delaware $52,580

FL

Florida $49,620

GA

Georgia $48,590

HI

Hawaii $51,390

ID

Idaho $46,330

IL

Illinois $59,250

IN

Indiana $47,790

IA

Iowa $36,150

KS

Kansas $37,100

KY

Kentucky $43,380

LA

Louisiana $40,370

ME

Maine $41,770

MD

Maryland $53,310

MA

Massachusetts $54,780

MI

Michigan $56,900

MN

Minnesota $47,400

MS

Mississippi $39,710

MO

Missouri $41,900

MT

Montana $37,810

NE

Nebraska $41,700

NV

Nevada $43,310

NH

New Hampshire $47,740

NJ

New Jersey $59,110

NM

New Mexico $44,060

NY

New York $70,760

NC

North Carolina $40,070

ND

North Dakota $37,490

OH

Ohio $51,220

OK

Oklahoma $36,240

OR

Oregon $47,630

PA

Pennsylvania $50,320

RI

Rhode Island $56,210

SC

South Carolina $43,360

SD

South Dakota $35,340

TN

Tennessee $42,650

TX

Texas $44,430

UT

Utah $46,730

VT

Vermont $46,740

VA

Virginia $56,030

WA

Washington $50,940

WV

West Virginia $39,890

WI

Wisconsin $47,020

WY

Wyoming $43,110

Source: Occupational Employment Statistics

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