I know money isn't everything, but

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  1. Bella2010

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    I saw this breakdown today. It's comparing the earnings of people with different levels of education.

    High School diploma: 33,801

    Associate's: 42,046

    Bachelor's: 55,656

    Master's: 67,337

    I make 33,500 :rolleyes:

    Beth
     
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    I should be making $67 K. I don't even make 1/3 :(
    I don't see how they're getting the 33 K for high school diploma. I know there are jobs (sales for example) that don't require any education, and you can make a lot of money if you're good at what you do, but that's a small percentage.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen such things and they never seem representative of the situations I know.
     
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    Well, I've got a masters, and I make less than that says I should with an associate's degree. That seems like a REALLY high amount for an associate's anyway.
     
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    Well, dang it, people!! I was trying to wallow in some self pity before school starts again, lol. :p

    Yeah, I see what y'all are saying. I got this info from a tax deduction college savings plan info packet.

    Beth
     
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    If it makes you feel any better, my best friend made $25,000 as a Journalist for a well known, regional newspaper. (He had an undergraduate degree from an expensive journalism school and had served as the editor for two years of his college paper which is also well known and several famous people served on this paper at various points throughout the last 100 years)

    Anyhow, his job told him that if he went back to school and got his Master's Degree, they'd give him a $1,000 raise.

    Eventually he quit that job and got another one working for a larger paper. The starting salary was about $28,000 (he had close to nine years experience working for a paper at this point.)

    When that paper tanked, he decided to become a teacher. Now he makes about $43,000 a year and has much better benefits.
     
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    Is that for your part of the country or an average overall? I'd say those salaries are fairly in line for a teacher here with several years' experience but I live in a HCOL area.
     
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    For teachers in my area, I'd say this is pretty accurate. I just finished my MA in May, but I make about three thousand less than what this says I should be making.
     
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    I have a master's degree plus additional college hours and I make just above what the average for a high school diploma is.
     
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    The citation is: This information is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's 2008 median earnings for full-time workers or at least 25 years old. Source: The College Board, "Why Get a College Degree?" 2010
     
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    That's really sad. :(
     
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    I think so too, Bella. I'm wallowing right there with you!
     
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    I have a Master's degree and make the same as the Associate's degree. And I live in Hawaii, which has a very high cost of living.
     
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    In regards to the high school diploma amount seeming high, I think it really depends on the field that the person is in. My dad, who only has a high school diploma, makes about 35 dollars an hour working as a lineman for the utilities company back in my hometown. I have my master's and will never make as much as he does.
     
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    I have a masters plus 60 and am in my 15th year teaching. I make well over the quoted masters amount...
     
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    yup, 14th year here, masters + 15, and I'm above the quoted amount as well...
     
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    I live in a low cost of living area. That makes a huge difference as well.
     

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