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TABLE 1. Employment, Work Experience, and Earnings by Age and Education: Civilian Noninstitutional Population: West Virginia: 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                 1,034,765     100.0      665,965      64.4     481,930      46.6   $27,382          83.7
 Not a high school graduate      160,010      15.5       56,960      35.6      36,055      22.5   $20,856          63.7
 High school graduate            422,865      40.9      265,550      62.8     190,260      45.0   $23,531          71.9
 Some college                    256,500      24.8      186,970      72.9     134,020      52.3   $27,051          82.7
 Bachelor degree                 103,285      10.0       85,260      82.5      66,330      64.2   $34,862         106.6
 Advanced degree                  62,930       6.1       55,460      88.1      44,340      70.5   $41,485         126.8

21 to 24 years                    92,520     100.0       59,035      63.8      28,635      30.9   $16,351          50.0
 Not a high school graduate       10,615      11.5        4,595      43.3       2,050      19.3   $14,856          45.4
 High school graduate             33,725      36.5       21,980      65.2      13,160      39.0   $16,060          49.1
 Some college                     36,330      39.3       23,825      65.6       9,880      27.2   $16,440          50.2
 Bachelor degree                   8,505       9.2        6,495      76.4       2,615      30.8   $19,370          59.2
 Advanced degree                     840       0.9          650      77.3         230      27.2   $19,438          59.4
25 to 34 years                   222,250     100.0      157,560      70.9     111,990      50.4   $23,911          73.1
 Not a high school graduate       26,065      11.7       11,540      44.3       6,560      25.2   $17,414          53.2
 High school graduate             88,625      39.9       60,825      68.6      42,315      47.7   $21,021          64.3
 Some college                     60,865      27.4       46,555      76.5      33,300      54.7   $23,164          70.8
 Bachelor degree                  29,760      13.4       25,490      85.7      20,095      67.5   $30,789          94.1
 Advanced degree                  10,220       4.6        9,220      90.2       6,915      67.6   $34,984         106.9
35 to 44 years                   269,000     100.0      191,880      71.3     143,540      53.4   $28,823          88.1
 Not a high school graduate       37,090      13.8       16,120      43.5      10,440      28.2   $21,354          65.3
 High school graduate            116,625      43.4       82,050      70.4      59,910      51.4   $24,788          75.8
 Some college                     64,425      23.9       50,970      79.1      38,815      60.2   $29,462          90.1
 Bachelor degree                  26,710       9.9       23,040      86.3      18,585      69.6   $37,463         114.5
 Advanced degree                  16,200       6.0       14,810      91.4      12,260      75.7   $41,520         126.9
45 to 54 years                   267,495     100.0      180,115      67.3     140,535      52.5   $32,098          98.1
 Not a high school graduate       39,555      14.8       14,280      36.1       9,900      25.0   $22,377          68.4
 High school graduate            107,625      40.2       68,995      64.1      51,605      47.9   $26,816          82.0
 Some college                     63,405      23.7       48,465      76.4      38,970      61.5   $32,423          99.1
 Bachelor degree                  26,535       9.9       22,855      86.1      19,255      72.6   $37,998         116.1
 Advanced degree                  23,825       8.9       22,060      92.6      18,330      76.9   $41,846         127.9
55 to 64 years                   183,500     100.0       77,375      42.2      57,235      31.2   $31,072          95.0
 Not a high school graduate       46,685      25.4       10,430      22.3       7,105      15.2   $23,650          72.3
 High school graduate             76,270      41.6       31,700      41.6      23,270      30.5   $26,676          81.5
 Some college                     31,480      17.2       17,155      54.5      13,055      41.5   $30,851          94.3
 Bachelor degree                  11,770       6.4        7,375      62.6       5,780      49.1   $40,968         125.2
 Advanced degree                  11,850       6.5        8,720      73.6       6,610      55.8   $47,790         146.1

ADDENDUM
65 to 74 years                   147,105     100.0       17,650      12.0       6,940       4.7   $22,245          68.0
 Not a high school graduate       52,650      35.8        3,590       6.8       1,210       2.3   $17,069          52.2
 High school graduate             54,980      37.4        6,490      11.8       2,570       4.7   $19,004          58.1
 Some college                     20,445      13.9        3,580      17.5       1,395       6.8   $26,124          79.8
 Bachelor degree                   7,460       5.1        1,595      21.4         705       9.5   $30,492          93.2
 Advanced degree                   6,295       4.3        1,895      30.1         875      13.9   $45,592         139.4


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