Census Bureau Releases Data Showing Relationship Between Education and Earnings

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Press Release, April 27, 2009

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that workers with a bachelor’s degree earned about $26,000 more on average than workers with a high school diploma, according to new figures that outline 2008 educational trends and achievement levels. The tables also show that in 2008, 29 percent of adults 25 and older had a bachelor’s degree, and 87 percent had completed high school. That compares with 24 percent of adults who had a bachelor’s degree, and 83 percent who had completed high school in 1998.
See also:
Educational Attainment in the United States: 2008
2008 Detailed Tables

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