In San Joaquin Co., Calif. where I live 12-15% of the adult population has a 4 year college degree. The average wage is 30-40k per year. I am a teacher with a Master's plus 120 units over my Master's. Most of the units are tech. units. Should I only be making the average of 30-40k per year? If so, then what's the point of today college grad. going into education, spending 1000s for their education if their average salary is going to be the same as a high school graduate.