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What Americans earn

January 23, 2013: 9:43 AM ET

Median weekly earnings in the U.S. for wage and salary workers were $775 at the end of 2012.
But just how much you make depends on a number of factors, including your race and gender,
CNNMoney gives you a snapshot into what Americans earn:

The more schooling you have, the more you get in your paycheck.

And your profession has a big impact:

It's well-known that women make less than men...but the size of the gap depends greatly on race.

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Tami Luhby
Tami Luhby
Senior writer, CNNMoney

Tami Luhby is a senior writer at CNNMoney and covers income inequality, state fiscal problems, unemployment, housing policy and other economic issues. Luhby previously covered personal finance for Newsday and banking for Crain's New York Business.

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