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Business Owners Wealthier, Better Educated

On average, entrepreneurs make at least 25% more than the general population, according to a new study.
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As a group, small-business owners are wealthier and better educated than the overall U.S. population, according to a new study by Experian.

Owners of incorporated businesses earn $78,500 a year on average, compared to an average national income of $58,100. Owners of unincorporated businesses earn $72,000 a year in comparison.

Owners of incorporated businesses are also 56% more likely than average Americans to have completed college, while owners of unincorporated businesses are 29% more likely.

The study showed that on average, owners of incorporated businesses are younger (47.5 years old) than the general population (49.4), while owners of unincorporated businesses are slightly older (50.3).

Experian analyzed data from 1.2 million incorporated and unincorporated small-business owners, selecting businesses that had no more than 25 employees and $10 million in annual sales.

Last updated: Aug 22, 2006




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