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

From: Mark Dalphin <mark.dalphin_at_peblnz.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Apr 2011 16:44:08 +1200

Hi Paul,

I don't have a good answer to your request, but you might find something looking around the US Department of Labor's site: "Overview of BLS Wage Data by Area and Occupation" (BLS = Bureau of Labor Statistics).

http://www.bls.gov/bls/blswage.htm

A quick glance doesn't show me "education" associated with these data, but I am not looking hard. Most of the rest of the information you want appears to be present.

Regards,
Mark Dalphin

Paul wrote:
> 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.
>
> My wife recently tried to explain to her class the link between
> education and potential salary, and I would love to be able to show
> this graphically, however, I cannot find any freely available data for
> this. Does anyone know of a suitable dataset, or where I might find
> one ?Ideally salary, maximum education level, age, sex, industry and
> some form of geographic location would be amazing. Alternatively, are
> you aware of any public organisations that would have this information
> and might divulge it under the freedom of information act ?
>
> Thanks in advance
>
> Paul.



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