* For full-time workers; that is, those who worked 35 or more hours per week for 50 or more weeks in the previous 12 months. Advanced degree may be in any field. The “boost” is calculated as a proportion of terminal bachelor degree holders’ earnings. For the dollar amounts into which these proportions translate, see the supporting table associated with this indicator. Data on the earnings boost for for U.S. history majors are not presented because the size of the survey sample was insufficient to yield an estimate of adequate precision. For this same reason, a gender breakdown was not possible.
** Languages other than English.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2013 American Community Survey Public-Use Microdata Sample.