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TABLE 1. Employment, Work Experience, and Earnings by Age and Education: Civilian Noninstitutional Population: Rhode Island: 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                   588,495     100.0      443,995      75.4     322,050      54.7   $33,184         101.4
 Not a high school graduate       74,430      12.6       39,965      53.7      29,060      39.0   $22,454          68.6
 High school graduate            158,750      27.0      116,505      73.4      85,765      54.0   $28,278          86.4
 Some college                    171,860      29.2      135,730      79.0      95,100      55.3   $32,180          98.4
 Bachelor degree                 106,505      18.1       89,100      83.7      65,470      61.5   $42,397         129.6
 Advanced degree                  57,905       9.8       50,555      87.3      37,425      64.6   $53,572         163.7

21 to 24 years                    53,665     100.0       38,145      71.1      18,340      34.2   $20,868          63.8
 Not a high school graduate        5,595      10.4        3,175      56.7       1,900      34.0   $16,968          51.9
 High school graduate             13,570      25.3        9,740      71.8       5,750      42.4   $20,074          61.4
 Some college                     23,110      43.1       16,420      71.1       6,495      28.1   $20,840          63.7
 Bachelor degree                   9,080      16.9        7,295      80.3       3,260      35.9   $25,914          79.2
 Advanced degree                     620       1.2          465      75.4         240      39.2   $20,500          62.7
25 to 34 years                   136,830     100.0      106,120      77.6      77,430      56.6   $30,418          93.0
 Not a high school graduate       15,695      11.5        8,785      56.0       6,315      40.2   $20,578          62.9
 High school graduate             34,985      25.6       25,910      74.1      19,010      54.3   $26,505          81.0
 Some college                     41,465      30.3       33,620      81.1      24,320      58.6   $29,169          89.2
 Bachelor degree                  29,455      21.5       25,530      86.7      19,180      65.1   $36,552         111.7
 Advanced degree                  10,400       7.6        9,155      88.1       6,395      61.5   $40,785         124.7
35 to 44 years                   168,890     100.0      134,410      79.6     100,870      59.7   $36,218         110.7
 Not a high school graduate       18,860      11.2       11,115      58.9       8,185      43.4   $23,905          73.1
 High school graduate             47,590      28.2       37,050      77.9      28,095      59.0   $30,187          92.3
 Some college                     50,115      29.7       41,705      83.2      30,855      61.6   $35,718         109.2
 Bachelor degree                  30,910      18.3       26,355      85.3      19,865      64.3   $48,518         148.3
 Advanced degree                  16,155       9.6       14,610      90.4      11,085      68.6   $57,317         175.2
45 to 54 years                   140,860     100.0      112,305      79.7      86,110      61.1   $38,491         117.6
 Not a high school graduate       16,495      11.7        9,190      55.7       6,830      41.4   $24,113          73.7
 High school graduate             36,565      26.0       28,205      77.1      21,200      58.0   $30,443          93.1
 Some college                     38,495      27.3       31,940      83.0      24,595      63.9   $36,734         112.3
 Bachelor degree                  25,665      18.2       22,375      87.2      17,580      68.5   $50,543         154.5
 Advanced degree                  19,635      13.9       17,910      91.2      13,690      69.7   $55,965         171.1
55 to 64 years                    88,250     100.0       53,010      60.1      39,295      44.5   $34,990         106.9
 Not a high school graduate       17,780      20.1        7,705      43.3       5,830      32.8   $25,063          76.6
 High school graduate             26,045      29.5       15,600      59.9      11,705      44.9   $29,947          91.5
 Some college                     18,675      21.2       12,050      64.5       8,835      47.3   $36,994         113.1
 Bachelor degree                  11,400      12.9        7,540      66.1       5,585      49.0   $49,626         151.7
 Advanced degree                  11,100      12.6        8,410      75.8       6,010      54.1   $56,950         174.1

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                    72,820     100.0       14,595      20.0       5,425       7.4   $31,164          95.3
 Not a high school graduate       22,260      30.6        2,950      13.3         995       4.5   $25,138          76.8
 High school graduate             23,835      32.7        4,405      18.5       1,400       5.9   $26,565          81.2
 Some college                     11,365      15.6        3,045      26.8       1,185      10.4   $30,031          91.8
 Bachelor degree                   6,685       9.2        1,700      25.4         745      11.1   $52,869         161.6
 Advanced degree                   5,500       7.6        1,980      36.0         955      17.3   $61,016         186.5


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