If you were looking for another reason to date an Asian male, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics just came up with one. In their latest report on earnings in the 2nd quarter of 2010, Asian men topped the charts again, making $901 in median weekly earnings. Asian women were second at $854, followed by white men at $838. When broken down by educational attainment, those with an advanced degree (past bachelors) had the highest salaries. And the professions that made the most were managerial/professional/financial based positions.
As Andy Wergedal summed up the report:
So at present here in the United States, the well-educated Asian male seems to be at the top of the economic totem pole, while the least-educated Latina female seems to be at the bottom. Remember, these are median incomes, however. Asians represent the smallest segment of the American population of the races mentioned, at 4.4 percent. African Americans make up 12.4 percent of the population and Latinos represent 15.4 percent. Whites represent the largest segment of the American population, at 65.4 percent.
These latest statistics just prove that those who studied and did well in school got to have the last laugh, by making the most money. In the end, I hope being successful, makes up for all the teasing, taunting and bullying the educated Asian male had to put up with during the childhood and teen years. And maybe this will help put a little more desirability for Asian males in the dating pool. (Back when I was in the dating pool every little bit would have helped!)