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TOTAL LIFETIME EARNINGS BY
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
(an average based on data from the 2000 U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Not a high school graduate---$1,066,600
High school graduate---$1,367,550
2004 INCOME (2004 U.S. Bureau of the Census)
Average high school
Average high school graduate---$28,645
Average college graduate---$51,554