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TABLE 1. Employment, Work Experience, and Earnings by Age and Education: Civilian Noninstitutional Population: Illinois: Both Sexes

(Data from the 2000 Census. Workers who worked 50 weeks or more and 35 or more hours per week in 1999 were classified as year-round full-time (YRFT) workers. The relative earnings of a given group equals the median earnings of the group divided by $32,717, the median earnings of US YRFT workers aged 21 to 64, times 100)

                                      Total                                     Worked year-round full-time in 1999
                                                            Employed                                           Relative
                                             Perc.                                                 Median      earnings
                                  Number     dist.       Number   Percent      Number   Percent  earnings  (US Med=100)

21 to 64 years                 7,021,975     100.0    5,223,555      74.4   3,867,180      55.1   $36,117         110.4
 Not a high school graduate      789,430      11.2      411,040      52.1     272,500      34.5   $22,748          69.5
 High school graduate          1,837,020      26.2    1,289,850      70.2     958,020      52.2   $29,679          90.7
 Some college                  2,175,795      31.0    1,698,500      78.1   1,246,730      57.3   $34,382         105.1
 Bachelor degree               1,305,875      18.6    1,094,495      83.8     832,095      63.7   $45,689         139.6
 Advanced degree                 680,195       9.7      593,910      87.3     462,405      68.0   $59,146         180.8

21 to 24 years                   651,665     100.0      458,770      70.4     235,745      36.2   $21,681          66.3
 Not a high school graduate       81,800      12.6       45,765      55.9      24,055      29.4   $16,660          50.9
 High school graduate            166,580      25.6      114,315      68.6      71,090      42.7   $20,772          63.5
 Some college                    258,960      39.7      187,095      72.2      87,695      33.9   $21,501          65.7
 Bachelor degree                 110,280      16.9       90,265      81.9      41,580      37.7   $29,558          90.3
 Advanced degree                   7,685       1.2        5,780      75.2       2,410      31.4   $27,854          85.1
25 to 34 years                 1,758,530     100.0    1,345,855      76.5   1,001,910      57.0   $32,222          98.5
 Not a high school graduate      188,790      10.7      103,515      54.8      66,645      35.3   $20,903          63.9
 High school graduate            404,055      23.0      288,575      71.4     210,820      52.2   $26,753          81.8
 Some college                    526,200      29.9      418,750      79.6     312,380      59.4   $30,694          93.8
 Bachelor degree                 420,810      23.9      362,295      86.1     286,390      68.1   $40,570         124.0
 Advanced degree                 157,605       9.0      136,095      86.4     100,880      64.0   $46,326         141.6
35 to 44 years                 1,980,340     100.0    1,546,335      78.1   1,179,815      59.6   $39,152         119.7
 Not a high school graduate      196,700       9.9      110,505      56.2      75,305      38.3   $23,812          72.8
 High school graduate            520,725      26.3      394,635      75.8     299,990      57.6   $31,508          96.3
 Some college                    632,460      31.9      516,510      81.7     395,130      62.5   $37,286         114.0
 Bachelor degree                 368,395      18.6      309,620      84.0     240,535      65.3   $51,983         158.9
 Advanced degree                 197,890      10.0      175,975      88.9     140,420      71.0   $63,610         194.4
45 to 54 years                 1,606,105     100.0    1,263,365      78.7     997,120      62.1   $40,759         124.6
 Not a high school graduate      159,135       9.9       85,895      54.0      61,210      38.5   $25,709          78.6
 High school graduate            415,720      25.9      309,430      74.4     241,670      58.1   $32,160          98.3
 Some college                    496,865      30.9      406,505      81.8     322,950      65.0   $39,011         119.2
 Bachelor degree                 282,040      17.6      244,740      86.8     196,225      69.6   $50,722         155.0
 Advanced degree                 207,120      12.9      189,620      91.6     154,485      74.6   $62,213         190.2
55 to 64 years                 1,025,340     100.0      609,230      59.4     452,595      44.1   $38,089         116.4
 Not a high school graduate      163,010      15.9       65,355      40.1      45,290      27.8   $26,478          80.9
 High school graduate            329,945      32.2      182,900      55.4     134,450      40.7   $31,293          95.6
 Some college                    261,315      25.5      169,640      64.9     128,570      49.2   $38,008         116.2
 Bachelor degree                 124,350      12.1       87,580      70.4      67,360      54.2   $51,087         156.1
 Advanced degree                 109,895      10.7       86,440      78.7      64,205      58.4   $61,688         188.5

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                   761,590     100.0      157,125      20.6      64,315       8.4   $31,739          97.0
 Not a high school graduate      183,545      24.1       23,280      12.7       8,755       4.8   $20,981          64.1
 High school graduate            272,375      35.8       49,870      18.3      18,565       6.8   $25,929          79.3
 Some college                    150,910      19.8       38,190      25.3      15,995      10.6   $32,370          98.9
 Bachelor degree                  69,190       9.1       20,760      30.0       9,590      13.9   $44,806         137.0
 Advanced degree                  52,300       6.9       19,780      37.8       9,300      17.8   $56,208         171.8
 



Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Income |  Last Revised: June 03, 2010