Thursday, May 19, 2011

State of Working Colorado: Median wage by education – The value of school

Wages vary widely by education in Colorado. In 2009, Coloradans with a bachelor’s degree or higher earned more than twice what Coloradans with less than a high school diploma did. In the same year, completing high school translated into a 42 percent increase in wages, and completing college translated into a 50 to 60 percent increase in wages for those with just high school diplomas and those with some college. These figures underscore the importance of educational opportunities for all Coloradans.

For more insights, including detailed policy recommendations for enhancing economic security for all Coloradans, check out the State of Working Colorado 2010.

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