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TABLE 1. Employment, Work Experience, and Earnings by Age and Education: Civilian Noninstitutional Population: United States: 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               158,567,665     100.0  116,522,970      73.5  85,583,365      54.0   $32,717         100.0
 Not a high school graduate   19,543,685      12.3   10,109,190      51.7   6,528,410      33.4   $21,332          65.2
 High school graduate         44,071,390      27.8   31,150,550      70.7  23,102,845      52.4   $27,351          83.6
 Some college                 48,530,160      30.6   37,571,090      77.4  27,232,610      56.1   $31,988          97.8
 Bachelor degree              26,875,435      16.9   22,288,790      82.9  17,008,095      63.3   $42,877         131.1
 Advanced degree              13,901,140       8.8   11,986,215      86.2   9,319,410      67.0   $55,242         168.8

21 to 24 years                14,316,595     100.0   10,037,790      70.1   5,027,130      35.1   $20,502          62.7
 Not a high school graduate    1,894,160      13.2    1,060,300      56.0     542,195      28.6   $16,430          50.2
 High school graduate          3,950,120      27.6    2,792,920      70.7   1,696,730      43.0   $19,659          60.1
 Some college                  5,806,105      40.6    4,172,340      71.9   1,872,275      32.2   $20,692          63.2
 Bachelor degree               1,902,205      13.3    1,529,520      80.4     664,270      34.9   $27,074          82.8
 Advanced degree                 144,875       1.0      104,830      72.4      43,050      29.7   $27,283          83.4
25 to 34 years                38,343,800     100.0   29,328,015      76.5  21,518,055      56.1   $30,187          92.3
 Not a high school graduate    4,527,935      11.8    2,539,400      56.1   1,576,555      34.8   $20,069          61.3
 High school graduate          9,845,695      25.7    7,227,595      73.4   5,312,575      54.0   $25,542          78.1
 Some college                 11,736,735      30.6    9,400,700      80.1   6,899,810      58.8   $28,990          88.6
 Bachelor degree               7,952,720      20.7    6,798,745      85.5   5,306,210      66.7   $37,233         113.8
 Advanced degree               2,821,710       7.4    2,447,630      86.7   1,797,180      63.7   $43,065         131.6
35 to 44 years                44,836,045     100.0   34,968,305      78.0  26,676,550      59.5   $35,764         109.3
 Not a high school graduate    4,950,980      11.0    2,816,115      56.9   1,878,460      37.9   $21,956          67.1
 High school graduate         12,764,820      28.5    9,757,045      76.4   7,455,485      58.4   $29,398          89.9
 Some college                 13,786,420      30.7   11,247,950      81.6   8,592,185      62.3   $35,234         107.7
 Bachelor degree               7,812,380      17.4    6,614,285      84.7   5,213,895      66.7   $49,197         150.4
 Advanced degree               3,939,750       8.8    3,506,460      89.0   2,787,790      70.8   $58,918         180.1
45 to 54 years                37,119,340     100.0   28,675,380      77.3  22,412,460      60.4   $38,145         116.6
 Not a high school graduate    4,028,330      10.9    2,109,995      52.4   1,451,370      36.0   $22,628          69.2
 High school graduate          9,980,460      26.9    7,335,750      73.5   5,683,565      56.9   $30,315          92.7
 Some college                 11,255,605      30.3    9,097,540      80.8   7,144,005      63.5   $36,892         112.8
 Bachelor degree               6,267,715      16.9    5,391,070      86.0   4,342,840      69.3   $49,455         151.2
 Advanced degree               4,471,295      12.0    4,048,620      90.5   3,273,080      73.2   $59,223         181.0
55 to 64 years                23,951,885     100.0   13,513,485      56.4   9,949,170      41.5   $36,119         110.4
 Not a high school graduate    4,142,280      17.3    1,583,380      38.2   1,079,830      26.1   $24,009          73.4
 High school graduate          7,530,290      31.4    4,037,240      53.6   2,954,490      39.2   $29,926          91.5
 Some college                  5,945,290      24.8    3,652,560      61.4   2,724,335      45.8   $36,323         111.0
 Bachelor degree               2,940,410      12.3    1,955,165      66.5   1,480,880      50.4   $50,082         153.1
 Advanced degree               2,523,510      10.5    1,878,675      74.4   1,418,310      56.2   $60,431         184.7

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                18,215,015     100.0    3,487,830      19.1   1,414,160       7.8   $28,316          86.5
 Not a high school graduate    4,681,975      25.7      595,545      12.7     215,875       4.6   $18,293          55.9
 High school graduate          5,981,450      32.8    1,044,255      17.5     396,210       6.6   $23,249          71.1
 Some college                  3,610,740      19.8      807,690      22.4     331,015       9.2   $29,063          88.8
 Bachelor degree               1,813,380      10.0      467,615      25.8     211,685      11.7   $41,767         127.7
 Advanced degree               1,350,365       7.4      450,805      33.4     211,915      15.7   $55,988         171.1




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