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Education's Effect On Income

Education's effect on income. It should come as no surprise that a higher education generally means a higher income. However, education is not a guarantee of success. The chart below shows common jobs and salaries based on the amount of training (education) required. Average College Grad Salary in U.S. Average Salary in U.S. All, age 25+ All, age 25+ $32,140 $49,303 Zone 1 Zone 2 Zone 3 Zone 4 Zone 5 Some of these These jobs usually require a high school diploma. jobs may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Most jobs in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree. Most of these jobs require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not. Most of these jobs require graduate school (a master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree). Notes A bright career outlook All of the careers listed above are "Bright Outlook" careers. Bright Outlook careers are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging jobs. A note on salary numbers The salaries listed above are the U.S. national average numbers from 2009, the latest data available. Numbers vary by state. To learn more about any specific jobs, you can use this helpful tool: Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Waiters / Waitresses $17,700 %24 Recreation Attendants $18,100 Janitors / Cleaners $2,000 $23,500 Laborers 00L'62$ $33,300 Septic Tank Services Bartenders $18,300 Retail Salespersons $20,300 Security Guards ▬$23,800 - s27,400 School Bus Driver Customer Service Reps | Forest Fire FightersI $45,100 Pharmacy Technician Fitness Trainers $30,700 Automotive Technicians $35,400 Paralegals / Legal Assistants $47.000 Police Patrol Officers $53,200 $28,100 00t'/9$ sIsiuaibkH JEjuag 000'L/S | SJadojeeg gem Social Workers Elementary School Teachers $50,500 000ots ▬ Accountants 008'09$ Database Administrators I Civil Engineers Sales Managers 009'LLS Archeologists Chiropractors Mathematicians $53,500 002'29$ 009'E6$ $113,200 Lawyers Chief Executives 00L'091$ $166,400+ Surgeons

Education's Effect On Income

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Getting an education isn’t cheap and going to college isn’t easy. So why do so many people do it? For the most part, it’s to achieve more — grow more, learn more, and of course earn more.


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