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The Education Pipeline  

WORKFORCE

Earnings by Educational Attainment – Undergraduate Degrees
Students who earned certificates in 2009 and were employed in the state one year later earned an average salary of $18,827 per year.

Bar graph showing earnings of certificate holders after one year. 2006-07: $20,229. 2007-08: $18,317. 2008-09: $18,827. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.

Certificate holders that were still employed in the state five years later earned an average salary of $22,265 per year.

Bar graph showing earnings of certificate holders after five years. 2006-07: $24,662. 2007-08: $23,116. 2008-09: $22,265. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.

Students who earned associate degrees in 2009 and were employed in the state one year after graduation earned $24,268 per year. 

Bar graph showing earnings of associate degree holders after one year. 2006-07: $24,155. 2007-08: $23,776. 2008-09: $24,268. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.

Those associate degree holders that were employed in the state five years after graduation earned an average salary of $34,217 per year.

Bar graph showing earnings of associate degree holders after five years. 2006-07: $34,754. 2007-08: $33,592. 2008-09: $34,217. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.

2009 bachelor's degree graduates who were employed in the state one year after graduation earned an average salary of $26,556 per year.

Bar graph showing earnings of bachelor's degree holders after one year. 2006-07: $27,376. 2007-08: $26,710. 2008-09: $26,556. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.

Those bachelor's degree holders who stayed employed in the state for five years had increased that average salary to $40,654 per year.

Bar graph showing earnings of bachelor's degree holders after five years. 2006-07: $41,817. 2007-08: $39,840. 2008-09: $40,654. Source: Data for the OSRHE Employment Outcomes Report.



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