$30,203: Median annual earnings of women age 15 and older who worked full time, year-round in 2002

1.8: Percentage increase in earnings for those women, after adjustment for inflation, from 2001 to 2002

1.4: Percentage increase for men for same period

77 cents: Amount women earned for every $1 their male counterparts earned in 2002

$2.9 million: Estimated work-life earnings of women with professional degrees (medical, law, dental or veterinarian) working full time, year-round

$700,000: Estimated lifetime earnings of women without high school diplomas

$1 million: Estimated amount for women with high school diplomas

$1.6 million: Estimated amount for women with bachelor’s degrees

Source: U.S. Census Bureau



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