Facts of the Month

Education Really Does Pay!

With thanks to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the relationship between education and median income has been consistent for the last 15 years for which statistics are available. For example, the median income for those who hold a master’s or higher degree was $60,000; $50,000 with a bachelor’s degree; $30,500 for a high school graduate; and $25,000 for a high school dropout. Of course, it isn’t just about income, higher education also opens career doors that otherwise would not be available!


Publication Date: March 2018