Education vs. Salary

Below is a chart on the correlation of salary to education.

Education Level

Mean Salary in 2008

Professional Degree

$141,997

Doctorate

$113,455

Master's Degree

$83,371

Bachelor's Degree

$71,044

Associate Degree

$48,534

Some College, No Degree

$46,168

High School Graduate

$40,175

Less Than High School

$31,121

* Source: Bureau of the Census; Bureau of Labor Statistics