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College Graduates Earn Higher Salaries

A recent Education Advisory Board article talked about Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project, which reviewed The U.S. Census Bureau data for working adults.

The research found that wages for most workers without higher education degrees is lower on average than college graduates who are earning higher wages.

Taking into account inflation, the key findings of the article show that:

Men’s median wages grew by:

  • 7% for those with a bachelor’s degree
  • 13% for those with an advanced degree

Women’s median wages grew by:

  • 16% for those with a bachelor’s degree
  • 21% for those with an advanced degree

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics report of 2012 supplements this data, showing a greater average salary for those who have some form of a higher education degree:

Average Salary by Education Level


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