One of the schools I worked at displays a chart that shows the average annual wages for different levels of educational attainment. Its graph shows that the average high school dropout earns an average of just over $23,000 annually. Yet subs need a bachelor's degree, and most of us probably earn in the $20,000/year range. The discrepency between ourselves and high school dropouts is probably even greater since I suppose most high school dropouts get benefits. Are we the lowest paid employees that require a bachelor's degree? If not, what is lower?