Earnings ratios and wage gaps by educational attainment
Educational attainment Earnings ratio Wage gap
Total 0.812 0.188
Less than a High School diploma 0.779 0.221
High School graduates, no college 0.762 0.238
Some college or associate degree 0.759 0.241
Bachelor's degree only 0.755 0.245
Advanced degree 0.754 0.246

Notes: Earnings ratios are based on median weekly earnings of full-time, wage and salary workers, 25 years old and over. Advanced degree includes people with master's, professional, and doctoral degrees.
Data: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey, 2020 annual averages.