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what is the average salary of a successful high school graduate?

what is the average salary of a successful high school graduate?

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Fred’s Answer

There's not really a good answer to this. High school graduate isn't really a career. Most professional careers require some kind of additional schooling - either an undergraduate degree or some kind of certification.

Without those, you're probably looking at some kind of blue collar job. Working in a restarant, or a retail environment, maybe a factory job. Or you could try and get an apprenticeship in a trade union - carpentry, plumbing, electrical. All are very worthy jobs.

Each of these is going to have different pay scales and rates of advancement. So "average" salary here doesn't make sense to me.
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Dante’s Answer

High school graduates earn an average of $809 per week, or $42,081 annually, and lower their risk of unemployment to 6.2 percent.
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Emily’s Answer

Graduating from high school is important -but immediately after graduating there are so many possibilities open to you. If you choose to go to college, great - some career paths require a degree and pay well, others not as much. There are also plenty of careers that don't require a degree.

When you're first starting out in life though, I wouldn't stress about having a specific salary - there's so much you're going to be learning and experiencing in life, and it's really rare for someone to have their first job be their only job.

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Kruti’s Answer

high school graduates are earning 48% of college graduate average wages. Specifically, a high school graduate earns a median wage of $27,708. However, a college graduate earns nearly double that, making $53,091 a year.
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Kimberly’s Answer

Hi Amir!

I agree that there is no good answer for this, but there are career paths out there that can lead to success without a degree. I have a career with a Fortune 500 company and
I do not have a degree or certification. It is all up to you and the work that you put into it!
Good luck!
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