[R] Way OT: Anyone know where to get data on relationship between education and salary

Thomas Lumley tlumley at uw.edu
Tue Apr 19 22:29:46 CEST 2011

>> I'm sorry for the way OT post, but here goes.  I'm an informatics
>> specialist, and R user.  My wife is a secondary school maths teacher.

The first place to look for this sort of information in the US is the
Statistical Abstract of the United States [which is, sadly, scheduled
to be a victim of the US budget cuts], where table 228 turns out to be
"Mean earnings by highest degree earned', broken down by age, race,

For raw data for the UK I think you want the British Household Panel
Survey.  Access to the raw data or online table generation requires
registration at the UK Data Archive. Someone may well have done the
analysis already, though -- they have a bibliography of published


Thomas Lumley
Professor of Biostatistics
University of Auckland

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