|Income Measure||Income ($/yr)||Year|
|Median Household - CA (from Census Bureau)||37,000+-7002||1995|
|Median Household - San Diego (from Labor Dept.)||34,000||1996|
|Median Family - CA (from FTB)||40,706||1995|
|Median Family - LA County (from FTB)||36,541||1995|
|Median Male Fulltime Worker||31,500+-2001||1995|
|Median Female Fulltime Worker||22,500+-2001||1995|
|Average Annual Pay - US||27,9003||1996?|
|Average Annual Pay - US||26,363||1993|
|Average Annual Pay - CA||29,468||1993|
|Per Capita - US||24,231||1996|
|Per Capita - CA||25,144||1996|
|Per Capita - Washington, D.C.||34,932||1996|
|Per Capita - CT (top state)||33,189||1996|
|Per Capita - MI (bottom state)||17,471||1996|
Sources: Census Bureau; AP, in NCT, 4/29/97, D2; California Almanac 1995, 108, 109.
1995 Income Information by Educational Attainment and Sex for Fulltime Workers Age 18 and Over
Before taking these figures too seriously, note that there are several factors which reduce, but do not eliminate, the actual increased income due to education:
In support of the following figures, it is almost impossible to work as, and earn the incomes of, a doctor or a lawyer without a professional degree.
The following earnings are mean earnings, not medians, so are higher than the median worker earns.
|Mean Income ($/yr)|
|Not high school graduate||20,442||22,454||16,049|
|High School graduate||27,038||31,063||21,298|
|Some college, no degree||31,128||36,546||23,298|
Source: Census Bureau, in LAT, 8/27/97, B2.
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