Wages by nativity and education, 1970-2008
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Mean and median wages by educational attainment and nativity
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Universe: Civilian workforce
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Compare means: WAGEINC by EDUC1 and CIT2, split by YEAR
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Source: IPUMS_2010216
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NOTE: Dollars are nominal - not adjusted for inflation
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19701980199020002008
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NativityEducational attainmentMeanStd. Error of MeanMOEMOE%MedianNMeanStd. Error of MeanMOEMOE%MedianNMeanStd. Error of MeanMOEMOE%MedianNMeanStd. Error of MeanMOEMOE%MedianNMeanStd. Error of MeanMOEMOE%MedianN
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NativeDropout$4,816.67$3.22$6.440.1%$4,050.002,097,100$7,893.37$7.04$14.080.2%$5,005.001,639,820$12,592.04$13.71$27.420.2%$8,000.001,395,954$14,432.97$21.15$42.300.3%$7,200.001,211,176$18,201.51$27.01$54.020.3%$10,184.00966,557
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HS graduate$6,210.90$3.34$6.680.1%$5,950.002,229,300$11,266.47$5.81$11.620.1%$9,970.002,763,520$18,771.28$11.41$22.820.1%$16,000.002,522,777$24,263.14$19.02$38.040.2%$19,400.002,212,531$30,239.48$21.89$43.780.1%$23,423.002,528,378
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Some college$6,404.45$4.30$8.600.1%$5,650.001,808,500$11,839.45$6.05$12.100.1%$10,005.003,062,080$22,557.20$10.31$20.620.1%$20,000.004,235,991$30,842.49$16.55$33.100.1%$25,000.004,225,224$37,339.97$19.03$38.060.1%$28,515.004,770,228
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Bachelors degree$9,567.94$10.52$21.040.2%$8,850.00544,200$16,828.68$14.97$29.940.2%$14,875.00943,260$32,889.02$21.65$43.300.1%$29,000.001,968,916$50,834.18$37.78$75.560.1%$40,000.002,203,952$63,107.47$42.76$85.520.1%$50,919.002,529,338
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Graduate study$10,711.15$11.17$22.340.2%$10,050.00550,900$19,145.04$15.56$31.120.2%$18,005.001,040,560$44,171.96$41.69$83.380.2%$38,000.001,003,923$66,444.19$68.28$136.560.2%$50,000.001,160,022$88,771.99$81.40$162.800.2%$69,250.001,378,093
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Total$6,450.50$2.20$4.400.1%$5,750.007,230,000$12,289.62$3.81$7.620.1%$10,005.009,449,240$24,226.94$7.78$15.560.1%$19,869.0011,127,561$35,466.85$13.79$27.580.1%$25,300.0011,012,905$45,522.42$16.69$33.380.1%$30,552.0012,172,594
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Foreign-bornDropout$4,466.32$6.86$13.720.3%$4,050.00390,100$7,147.68$7.61$15.220.2%$6,005.00820,480$10,650.36$8.88$17.760.2%$9,000.001,676,807$14,847.28$14.90$29.800.2%$12,000.001,870,595$20,591.59$15.42$30.840.1%$17,109.002,137,707
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HS graduate$5,524.59$11.03$22.060.4%$5,050.00196,600$9,542.71$14.58$29.160.3%$8,005.00364,480$14,295.99$19.68$39.360.3%$12,000.00625,764$19,797.10$27.79$55.580.3%$15,000.00784,345$25,643.62$25.09$50.180.2%$20,368.001,233,757
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Some college$5,899.53$14.16$28.320.5%$5,050.00148,900$10,475.78$15.85$31.700.3%$9,005.00378,460$18,791.80$20.87$41.740.2%$15,400.00812,185$26,249.92$29.16$58.320.2%$21,000.001,021,530$34,427.44$33.01$66.020.2%$27,497.001,317,970
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Bachelors degree$7,253.18$27.70$55.400.8%$6,050.0051,900$13,868.82$30.99$61.980.4%$12,005.00154,220$26,526.46$37.71$75.420.3%$22,963.00464,224$42,091.03$53.51$107.020.3%$34,300.00726,014$53,385.04$51.44$102.880.2%$42,772.001,051,443
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Graduate study$9,441.19$31.98$63.960.7%$8,450.0063,000$17,756.01$37.61$75.220.4%$15,165.00171,060$37,186.66$74.54$149.080.4%$30,000.00257,742$62,313.19$103.69$207.380.3%$49,000.00423,637$86,993.58$111.48$222.960.3%$71,287.00608,002
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Total$5,500.44$5.76$11.520.2%$4,650.00850,500$9,786.37$7.24$14.480.1%$7,795.001,888,700$16,671.97$10.29$20.580.1%$12,000.003,836,722$26,330.24$16.82$33.640.1%$17,000.004,826,121$36,235.49$18.64$37.280.1%$24,441.006,348,879
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TotalDropout$4,761.72$2.92$5.840.1%$4,050.002,487,200$7,644.69$5.34$10.680.1%$5,465.002,460,300$11,532.46$7.91$15.820.1%$8,600.003,072,761$14,684.45$12.28$24.560.2%$10,800.003,081,771$19,847.40$13.56$27.120.1%$15,276.003,104,264
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HS graduate$6,155.28$3.20$6.400.1%$5,850.002,425,900$11,065.61$5.42$10.840.1%$9,705.003,128,000$17,881.83$9.99$19.980.1%$15,000.003,148,541$23,094.29$15.86$31.720.1%$18,000.002,996,876$28,732.31$16.89$33.780.1%$21,997.003,762,135
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Some college$6,366.04$4.12$8.240.1%$5,550.001,957,400$11,689.45$5.66$11.320.1%$10,005.003,440,540$21,951.39$9.30$18.600.1%$19,000.005,048,176$29,948.33$14.51$29.020.1%$24,600.005,246,754$36,709.47$16.54$33.080.1%$28,515.006,088,198
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Bachelors degree$9,366.41$9.93$19.860.2%$8,550.00596,100$16,412.76$13.62$27.240.2%$14,005.001,097,480$31,675.10$19.01$38.020.1%$27,679.002,433,140$48,667.72$31.44$62.880.1%$39,000.002,929,966$60,252.63$33.85$67.700.1%$47,864.003,580,781
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Graduate study$10,580.83$10.56$21.120.2%$10,050.00613,900$18,948.93$14.38$28.760.2%$17,605.001,211,620$42,744.95$36.59$73.180.2%$36,000.001,261,665$65,339.12$57.21$114.420.2%$50,000.001,583,659$88,227.57$65.99$131.980.1%$71,287.001,986,095
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Total$6,350.50$2.06$4.120.1%$5,550.008,080,500$11,872.62$3.41$6.820.1%$9,645.0011,337,940$22,289.90$6.42$12.840.1%$17,000.0014,964,283$32,682.94$10.92$21.840.1%$22,400.0015,839,026$42,339.00$12.73$25.460.1%$28,515.0018,521,473
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