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Level of education Median salary
Bachelor's degree \$53,300
Some college/associate's degree \$37,752
High school diploma, no college \$32,552
Less than high school diploma \$23,608

Simply finishing high school results in a 38% in median salary, whereas completing that bachelor's degree results in a 41% increase over some college (or an associate's degree), and a whopping 64% increase over just having a high school diploma.

Would you please explain how they came up with the percentages?

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The percentages are a percentage of median salary increase of one educational level with respect to the median income of another education level.

For example, a person with less than high ...

#### Solution Summary

The percentages are clearly contextualized in this case.

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