f Synthetic Work-Life Earnings by Field of Bachelor’s Degree and Occupation Group for Full-Time, Year-Round Workers Whose Highest Attainment is a Bachelor’s Degree
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Synthetic Work-Life Earnings by Field of Bachelor’s Degree and Occupation Group for Full-Time, Year-Round Workers Whose Highest Attainment is a Bachelor’s Degree

April 4, 2013
All majorsEngineeringComputers and mathScience and engineering-relatedBusinessPhysical scienceSocial scienceCommunicationsBiological sciencesLiteratureLiberal artsPsychologyArtsEducation
All occupations2.43.5*3.1*2.6*2.6*2.6*2.5*2.3**2.3**2.1**2.1**2.0**2.0**1.8**
Architecture and engineering3.4*3.6*3.3*3.0*2.9*3.3*2.62.42.8*3.5*2.8*2.6
Computer and math3.2*3.7*3.4*3.0*3.0*3.4*3.2*1.53.0*2.9*2.9*2.8*2.7*2.6
Management3.2*4.1*3.7*3.0*3.3*3.4*3.4*3.1*2.9*2.8*3.0*2.7*2.8*2.3
Business and financial2.7*3.5*2.9*2.62.8*2.9*2.8*2.42.6*2.52.6*2.42.32.1**
Healthcare practitioners and technicians2.6*2.7*2.32.32.32.32.42.42.2**2.32.22.1**
Sales and related2.5*3.3*2.62.62.7*2.7*2.7*2.6*2.42.2**2.2**2.41.9**1.9**
Science2.5*2.9*2.52.42.7*2.42.42.8*
Arts and media2.3**3.0*2.42.42.42.7*2.52.22.42.42.2**1.9**
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance2.0**2.3**2.2**2.0**2.0**1.9**2.0**1.7**1.9**1.7**2.1**1.9**1.9**1.8**
Production, transportation, and material moving1.9**2.42.2**1.7**1.9**2.0**1.7**2.0**1.4**1.6**1.7**1.7**1.6**
Education1.8**1.8**1.9**1.9**1.9**1.8**1.9**1.9**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.8**
Community service and legal1.8**3.2*2.0**1.9**1.8**1.8**1.9**2.22.0**1.7**1.7**1.8**1.6**
Office support1.7**2.1**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.8**1.7**1.8**1.6**1.6**1.6**1.6**1.5**
Service1.7**1.4**1.5**1.5**1.6**1.8**2.0**1.5**1.7**1.4**1.6**1.7**1.3**1.3**

* Indicates values that are statistically higher than the average for all bachelor's degree holders--2.4 million.
** Indicates values that are statistically lower than average for all bachelor's degree holders.
Blank cells indicate small sample size

Notes: Synthetic work-life earnings represent expected earnings over a 40-year time period for the population aged 25-64 who maintain full-time, year-round employment the entire time. Calculations are based on median annual earnings from a single point in time for eight 5-year age groups multiplied by five.
Not all fields of degree and occupations are shown here. Please see Appendixes A and B at <http://www.census.gov/prod/2012pubs/acsbr11-04a.pdf> for more details on the creation of these categories.