Economic Snapshot

African Americans are paid less than whites at every education level: Average hourly wages, by race and education, 2015

White Black 
Less than HS $13.57 $11.25
High school $18.00 $14.24
Some college $19.80 $15.85
College $31.83 $25.77
Advanced degree $39.82 $33.51
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Source: Economic Policy Institute, State of Working America Data Library, “Wages by education,” 2016

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