United States Median Weekly Earnings By Educational Level of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25 years and Over (Not Seasonally Adjusted)
Updated on May 14, 2022.

According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the fourth quarter of 2021, the following were the usual median weekly earnings by educational level of full-time wage and salary workers, who were at least 25 years old in the United States. For people who do not have a high school diploma, their median weekly earnings was $651; people with a high school diploma alone, however, had a median weekly earnings of $831; and for those who have had some college education or an associate degree, their median weekly earnings was $931. Comparatively, the median weekly earnings of people with at least a bachelors degree was $1,467.

The chart and table below shows the historical usual median weekly earnings by educational level for full-time wage and salary workers aged 25 years and over in the United States (not seasonally adjusted) from 2002 Q1 to 2021 Q4.

U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Educational Level of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
No High School Diploma
High School Diploma
Some College or AA
Bachelors and above
U.S. Median Weekly Earnings By Educational Level of Full-Time Wage And Salary Workers Aged 25yrs+, Not Seas. Adj. ($)
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Year Quarter No High School Diploma ($) High School Diploma ($) Some College or AA ($) Bachelors and Higher ($)
2,002 Q1 389 533 630 940
2,002 Q2 390 532 634 939
2,002 Q3 386 532 622 941
2,002 Q4 388 542 631 943
2,003 Q1 397 549 635 961
2,003 Q2 394 547 638 969
2,003 Q3 397 563 634 958
2,003 Q4 397 556 648 967
2,004 Q1 396 562 649 996
2,004 Q2 404 576 664 973
2,004 Q3 399 574 661 984
2,004 Q4 404 581 667 996
2,005 Q1 404 579 667 1,013
2,005 Q2 412 584 661 996
2,005 Q3 413 583 678 1,014
2,005 Q4 407 585 674 1,029
2,006 Q1 420 592 691 1,019
2,006 Q2 420 591 676 1,047
2,006 Q3 420 602 701 1,047
2,006 Q4 415 597 700 1,046
2,007 Q1 429 602 710 1,030
2,007 Q2 440 597 704 1,092
2,007 Q3 422 610 707 1,088
2,007 Q4 424 610 697 1,086
2,008 Q1 435 615 715 1,108
2,008 Q2 449 620 727 1,105
2,008 Q3 471 618 725 1,131
2,008 Q4 459 619 719 1,115
2,009 Q1 450 620 726 1,138
2,009 Q2 465 630 719 1,140
2,009 Q3 448 621 720 1,145
2,009 Q4 449 638 735 1,121
2,010 Q1 448 624 738 1,140
2,010 Q2 440 629 737 1,138
2,010 Q3 449 622 732 1,158
2,010 Q4 438 633 727 1,139
2,011 Q1 444 633 736 1,150
2,011 Q2 458 643 743 1,141
2,011 Q3 459 636 731 1,152
2,011 Q4 444 641 744 1,158
2,012 Q1 450 653 754 1,158
2,012 Q2 483 659 754 1,164
2,012 Q3 464 648 736 1,170
2,012 Q4 478 647 752 1,168
2,013 Q1 457 651 741 1,189
2,013 Q2 477 647 751 1,193
2,013 Q3 479 659 747 1,174
2,013 Q4 468 648 752 1,219
2,014 Q1 480 660 756 1,199
2,014 Q2 492 666 757 1,187
2,014 Q3 488 681 762 1,170
2,014 Q4 491 664 771 1,224
2,015 Q1 478 669 758 1,227
2,015 Q2 499 678 757 1,210
2,015 Q3 492 672 773 1,234
2,015 Q4 502 690 757 1,245
2,016 Q1 494 679 782 1,250
2,016 Q2 499 690 767 1,249
2,016 Q3 504 700 779 1,266
2,016 Q4 519 698 790 1,270
2,017 Q1 512 702 791 1,280
2,017 Q2 515 718 799 1,290
2,017 Q3 522 714 801 1,271
2,017 Q4 531 714 800 1,278
2,018 Q1 563 713 808 1,286
2,018 Q2 554 726 825 1,310
2,018 Q3 556 736 826 1,338
2,018 Q4 543 746 853 1,340
2,019 Q1 578 739 835 1,350
2,019 Q2 588 751 848 1,357
2,019 Q3 606 749 874 1,383
2,019 Q4 596 747 870 1,382
2,020 Q1 609 768 879 1,386
2,020 Q2 630 788 904 1,416
2,020 Q3 642 793 914 1,457
2,020 Q4 608 781 917 1,421
2,021 Q1 613 792 912 1,426
2,021 Q2 620 793 915 1,438
2,021 Q3 633 817 942 1,474
2,021 Q4 651 831 931 1,467