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Weekly median wage up 4%

January 22 2009

The weekly median wage for full-time U.S. workers was $728 in the fourth quarter of 2008, up 4% from the fourth quarter of 2007, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Full-time workers over 25 years old without high school diplomas had a weekly median wage of $459 compared with $619 for high school graduates without college. Those with at least a bachelor's degree earned a median wage of $1,115 a week.

Women who usually worked full-time had a median weekly wage of $650 per week, or 80.5% of the $807 for men.

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