Studies show that more education leads to bigger paychecks. So, the more you learn the more you earn. Here are the average salaries for American workers based on the amount of education they have attained:
If you work for 40 years, these additional earnings really add up. Just by staying in high school and graduating, workers earn an average of $6,000 more per year, or $240,000 more in their lifetimes. That’s a quarter million dollars just for finishing high school!
Add a two-year associate degree and the lifetime earnings jump to $480,000 more. Think about it – that’s a cool half million dollars for finishing high school and going to college for two years.
Play it smart, do what you need to do to finish high school. Then think about going to college. Remember, the more you learn, the more you earn.
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