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Education Pays

Education pays in higher earnings and lower unemployment rates:


Unemployment rate in 2006 (Percent) Education attained Median weekly earnings in 2006 (Dollars)
1.4 Doctoral degree $1,441
1.1 Professional degree 1,474
1.7 Master's degree 1,140
2.3 Bachelor's degree 962
3.0 Associate degree 721
3.9 Some college, no degree 674
4.3 High-school graduate 595
6.8 Less than a high school diploma 419

Note: Data are 2006 annual averages for persons age 25 and over. Earnings are for full-time wage and salary workers. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey.