How much education should you pursue? This new infographic from the team at U.S. Career Institute analyzes data based on how much individuals can earn on an annual basis in each state based on being high school graduates versus non-high school graduates. In Connecticut, high school graduates can earn $37,365 annually on average, which is $11,439 more than non-high school graduates in the state (average annual salary of $25,926). Based on the data from all other states across the country, this is the largest gap in annual salary when comparing high school graduates to non-high school graduates. Not only that, but only one other state in the U.S. has a gap of more than $10,000 annually, as high school graduates in Alaska make an average of $10,286 more annually than non-graduates. The state with the smallest gap in annual salary among high school graduates versus non-high school graduates is Iowa, where the average annual difference in pay is just $3,336.
Infographic by: uscareerinstitute