Do the Labor Day Math to see that more school pays!

Share these math problems with your math class this Labor Day week. The facts below come by way of the Economic Policy Institute through Forbes.

$28,659: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of age with a high school degree.

$49,648: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of age with a bachelor’s degree.

$60,709: Median annual earning of a U.S. worker at least 25-years of age with a master’s degree.

On average, how much more per year are workers 25 years of age or older with bachelor’s degrees receiving than those with just a high school degree? How much more are those with master’s degrees earning than those with just a high school degree?

What is the percent increase in earnings from a high-school degree to a bachelor’s degree and from a high school degree to a master’s degree?

Do you or your students have an idea for a Labor Day Math Problem?  Just add it as a comment.

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