Can any American hope to earn $130,000 without a college degree? Education pays, as the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics announced on its website. The median annual salary for a worker with no degree was $46,748 in 2021. An employee with a bachelor’s degree earned $69,368.
Yet, high-paying jobs abound, even for the degreeless — and many sit unfilled. American society, with its relentless focus on college completion, sometimes ignores high-paying fields that require only modest vocational training or apprenticeship.
“The good news is that there are plenty of occupations out there that pay well without a college degree,” said Ryan Farrell, an economist at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. READ MORE AT THE HILL