Wages are higher for better-educated workers: Median annual earnings of U.S. workers, age 25+, by education, 2011

Education level Median annual earnings
High school dropout $20,329
High school graduate $28,659
Associate degree $36,853
Bachelor’s degree $49,648
Master’s degree $60,709

Source: Current Population Survey, 2012 Annual Social and Economic Supplement

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