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Education Pays

Do you want a better job? Do you want to make more money? The answer is more education. Look at the chart below. It shows the more you learn, the more money you can make.

As you decide if you want to keep going to school, think about how education pays. People with more education often make more money.

Education Level
Typical Weekly Earnings*
Didn't Finish High School $619
GED/High School Graduate $781
Some College, No Degree $877
Associate Degree $938
Bachelor's Degree $1,305

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
*Typical weekly earnings shown are the median wage. The median is the middle wage when listing all of the wages from low to high. That means that half of all workers made more and have made less that the number listed. The earnings are for year-round, full-time employed workers age 25 and older.