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

(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                 2,263,520     100.0    1,640,405      72.5   1,257,025      55.5   $28,798          88.0
 Not a high school graduate      339,790      15.0      179,395      52.8     125,160      36.8   $21,183          64.7
 High school graduate            696,325      30.8      493,560      70.9     385,480      55.4   $25,093          76.7
 Some college                    659,690      29.1      512,900      77.7     389,060      59.0   $29,060          88.8
 Bachelor degree                 323,620      14.3      267,290      82.6     210,385      65.0   $37,763         115.4
 Advanced degree                 152,010       6.7      130,580      85.9     104,665      68.9   $45,505         139.1

21 to 24 years                   204,495     100.0      142,070      69.5      77,850      38.1   $19,432          59.4
 Not a high school graduate       29,570      14.5       16,910      57.2       9,550      32.3   $16,500          50.4
 High school graduate             60,520      29.6       42,410      70.1      28,295      46.8   $18,699          57.2
 Some college                     78,125      38.2       55,305      70.8      27,080      34.7   $19,895          60.8
 Bachelor degree                  24,985      12.2       20,230      81.0       8,845      35.4   $24,054          73.5
 Advanced degree                   1,565       0.8        1,175      74.9         520      33.3   $24,516          74.9
25 to 34 years                   529,805     100.0      413,030      78.0     319,305      60.3   $26,442          80.8
 Not a high school graduate       62,545      11.8       38,515      61.6      25,945      41.5   $20,485          62.6
 High school graduate            159,480      30.1      120,795      75.7      94,770      59.4   $23,156          70.8
 Some college                    161,470      30.5      131,925      81.7     102,170      63.3   $26,320          80.4
 Bachelor degree                  92,485      17.5       79,770      86.2      64,505      69.7   $31,725          97.0
 Advanced degree                  29,840       5.6       26,510      88.8      20,295      68.0   $36,004         110.0
35 to 44 years                   620,090     100.0      483,890      78.0     385,630      62.2   $30,429          93.0
 Not a high school graduate       77,250      12.5       46,635      60.4      33,340      43.2   $21,775          66.6
 High school graduate            198,290      32.0      151,270      76.3     122,335      61.7   $26,000          79.5
 Some college                    186,030      30.0      153,580      82.6     122,225      65.7   $30,675          93.8
 Bachelor degree                  91,865      14.8       78,655      85.6      64,315      70.0   $41,307         126.3
 Advanced degree                  41,135       6.6       36,910      89.7      30,245      73.5   $44,406         135.7
45 to 54 years                   540,250     100.0      405,540      75.1     328,315      60.8   $32,318          98.8
 Not a high school graduate       82,240      15.2       43,880      53.4      32,505      39.5   $21,843          66.8
 High school graduate            162,285      30.0      117,615      72.5      94,485      58.2   $27,073          82.7
 Some college                    151,125      28.0      122,125      80.8      99,825      66.1   $32,452          99.2
 Bachelor degree                  74,320      13.8       63,930      86.0      53,935      72.6   $44,567         136.2
 Advanced degree                  50,805       9.4       45,820      90.2      38,205      75.2   $48,085         147.0
55 to 64 years                   368,880     100.0      195,870      53.1     145,925      39.6   $31,024          94.8
 Not a high school graduate       88,185      23.9       33,460      37.9      23,815      27.0   $22,008          67.3
 High school graduate            115,745      31.4       61,470      53.1      45,595      39.4   $26,799          81.9
 Some college                     82,945      22.5       49,960      60.2      37,760      45.5   $32,415          99.1
 Bachelor degree                  39,960      10.8       24,705      61.8      18,790      47.0   $46,533         142.2
 Advanced degree                  28,660       7.8       20,165      70.4      15,395      53.7   $51,942         158.8

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                   269,415     100.0       49,075      18.2      18,550       6.9   $22,999          70.3
 Not a high school graduate       93,035      34.5       12,190      13.1       4,100       4.4   $16,655          50.9
 High school graduate             75,470      28.0       13,780      18.3       5,050       6.7   $20,850          63.7
 Some college                     47,555      17.7       10,540      22.2       4,170       8.8   $25,869          79.1
 Bachelor degree                  28,335      10.5        6,370      22.5       2,635       9.3   $38,125         116.5
 Advanced degree                  16,315       6.1        4,755      29.1       2,015      12.4   $50,206         153.5



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