Career Earnings by Education

Review the lists of growing occupations as you narrow down your potential job choices. Wage information is important because your wages can determine your lifestyle. Notice that increased education and training can strongly affect wages. The information featured here is from statewide occupation projections through 2022.

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Certificate and Associate Degree
Occupation Wage Range
Registered Nurses $51,514- $76,125
General &, Operations Managers $58,107 - $153,055
Nursing Aides &, Attendants $22,101 - $30,297
Orderlies $20,283 - $28,727
Hairdressers, Hairstylists,,&, Cosmetologists $17,888 - $31,753
Heating, Air Conditioning,,&, Refrigeration Mechanics,&, Installers $34,247 - $55,538
Paralegals &, Legal Assistants $34,697 - $58,379
Dental Assistants $27,411 - $42,658
Veterinary Technologists,&, Technicians $25,320 - $34,344
Preschool Teachers $20,889 - $35,853
,Licensed Practical,&, Licensed Vocational Nurses $36,012 - $49,121
Massage Therapists $19,766 - $45,725
Dental Hygienists $62,873 - $85,218
Radiologic Technologists,&, Technicians $41,184 - $66,152
Construction Managers, $59,224 - $107,461
Bachelor's Degree
Occupation Wage Range
Accountants &, Auditors $43,879 - $87,438
Software Developers, Applications $58,541 - $108,690
Software Developers, Systems Software $72,247 - $117,807
Elementary School Teachers $36,082 - $56,632
Network &, Computer Systems Administrators $51,767 - $92,590
Management Analysts $47,747 - $100,566
Market Research Analysts &, Marketing Specialists $38,090 - $82,802
Middle School Teachers $37,012 - $56,268
Computer Systems Analysts $59,687 - $112,269
Employment, Recruitment &, Placement Specialists $38,650 - $77,720
Public Relations Specialists $32,112 - $70,114
Civil Engineers $58,984 - $96,184
Secondary School Teachers $37,190 - $58,649
Cost Estimators $39,171 - $72,543
Personal Financial Advisors $33,286 - $104,318
Master's Degree
Occupation Wage Range
Lawyers $63,816 - $165,899
Physical Therapists $54,141 - $82,550
Mental Health Counselors $26,309 - $49,688
Educational, Guidance, School, &, Vocational Counselors $32,293 - $54,219
Clinical, Counseling,,&, School Psychologists $40,290 - $92,677
Physicians &, Surgeons $111,257 - $248,533
Veterinarians $50,694 - $99,781
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary $52,771 - $163,621
Family &, General Practitioners $76,940 - $212,795
Occupational Therapists $58,903 - $84,070
Healthcare Social Workers $33,675 - $56,899
Instructional Coordinators $43,869 - $80,380
Education Administrators, Elementary &, Secondary School $60,741 - $90,415
Speech-Language Pathologists $60,976 - $95,175