New Yorkers Earn More, Early On, a Study Shows

April 26, 2010  |  

(New York Times) — New York City may be one of the best places for men with college degrees to seek their fortunes — at least until they reach their late 30s. After that, they might be better off in Atlanta or Dallas.

That is one conclusion that can be drawn from a study of New Yorkers’ earning patterns conducted by the city comptroller’s office. The study, released late last week, estimated that a male college graduate in the New York metropolitan area would earn about $256,000 more over his lifetime than his peers in the rest of the country, while the “New York premium” for a female college graduate would add up to about $184,000.

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