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Wages and your level of education?

Posted by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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Hi Ladies,

Is this graph an accurate representation of the wage you earn/earned with your level of education?

I have 2 bachelor degrees and a post-bacc. I have been job hunting forever and I can't seem to figure out how to find the jobs that pay according to the graph below.    =/

Under-employment feels awful!

Here is the source:  Median annual earnings of full-time, full-year wage and salary workers ages 25-34, by educational attainment: 2011     http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=77

The data in this figure is described in the surrounding text.

by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM
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jakesmom323
by on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM
Seems about right. I have my AA and made around 40k.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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I have an associates and made $56000 straight out of school. I do however have an RN license so that makes a difference.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:41 PM
High school - great job that I enjoy - 40000 year. I have over 10 years experience.
thefiregoddess
by Ruby Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM
Eh.. kinda.
Not true for my bio mom or adopted mom.
alexsmomma06
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Not for this household.

When I worked, I made 14K after taxes. I have a high school diploma and was a CNA where as this graph shows that I should have been making 29K

SO has an Associates Degree and makes 75K a year where as this graph shows him only making 37K

Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:42 PM

not even close lol

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:44 PM
5 moms liked this

I have a PHD and I am off of this chart entirely.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:45 PM
I have a JD and make more than what is on the chart but it seems about right, in general.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM
No, I have an associates and would make about 60,000 if I worked full time. Dh never even went to high school and makes 50,000
Miranda1127
by Platinum Member on Sep. 19, 2013 at 9:46 PM

 That can't be national?!?!?!? DH (ged) makes significantly more than the highest pay grade here. He made a good deal more his first year w/this company (he's been there about 6yrs now).

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