Figure 1

On average, white workers are paid more than black workers at every education level: Average hourly wages, by race/ethnicity and education, 2018

White Black
Less than high school $13.77 $11.42
High school $19.75 $15.57
Some college $21.58 $17.15
College $34.75 $27.46
Advanced degree $44.46 $36.23
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Note: Sample based on all workers ages 16 and above.

Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Outgoing Rotation Group microdata

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