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U.S. workers earn median of $719 per week

April 21 2008

Full-time workers in the United States had median weekly earnings of $719 in the first quarter of 2008, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, an increase of 3.8% from a year ago.

Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had median weekly earnings of $435, compared with $615 for high school graduates. Those with at least a bachelor's degree reported a median wage of $1,108 a week.

Women who usually worked full-time had median weekly earnings of $637 per week, or 80.6% of the $790 median for men.


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