License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Table 2:  Estimated Demographics of Those Working in Lower-Income Occupations

  General Population* Lower-Income Occupations
Workforce 11.60%**
Male 52.53% 58.13%
Female 47.47% 41.87%
Average age 42 42
White 68.42% 61.28%
Hispanic 13.97% 20.53%
Black 10.68% 13.42%
Asian 4.99% 2.73%
American Indian 0.54% 0.61%
Pacific Islander 0.26% 0.31%
Multi-race 1.14% 1.12%
Average Annual Income $46,734 $29,526
Less than High School Degree 9.53% 15.70%
High School Degree 26.75% 40.30%
College but no BA 28.87% 31.70%
Bachelors Degree 22.50% 9.71%
Masters Degree 8.86% 2.28%
Professional Degree 1.69% 0.26%
Doctorate 1.80% 0.06%
*Taken from the Current Population Survey, March 2011.
**This is the percentage of the total workforce.

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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