Recent college grads’ hourly wages down by a dollar

Liz Goodwin

Even though recent college graduates are still faring significantly better than their lesser-educated counterparts, they're still facing lower salaries than they would be earning if they had graduated a few years ago.  Average hourly wages for both men and women dropped by about a dollar from 2000 to 2010, as you can see in the chart above. "The rewards for the time, energy, and money that young people put into college are less than they were a decade ago," the Economic Policy Institute says. (Via Huffington Post)