Income is tightly coupled to educational attainment according to the Census of 2000. If Asian American workers were paid the average national salary according to their educational attainment, the average Asian American income would be about 15% HIGHER than the average Caucasian income. This is because Asian Americans have on average much higher educational attainment. (See Chart 2) However, in reality, the income of the average Asian American is LOWER than that of the average Caucasian. See Table 2 for income calculations.