Collaboratory: Earnings by Education

Average earnings of D/HH persons, age 26-64, by highest education attained.

Source: 2011 American Community Survey public use data sample. Data analysis conducted using DataFerrett.

Comments: Data from the 2011 American Community Survey show that education has a significant impact on earnings for D/HH persons. The higher the education attained, the greater the average earnings. Individuals with a college degree earn, depending on the level of attainment, from two to three times more than individuals with only a high school diploma.