Hope that all this amounts are before tax, if not i must take a tiket and come over there. An average wage here with a degree is 20.000$/year.
Domia, the average salary for a degreed professional in the USA depends on the degree. But to give you an example, an Engineer here fresh out of college will usually earn $60k/year average (before taxes). Taxes are normally around 25%, although that's pretty simplistic because it all depends on whether they're single, married, have a home mortgage, etc. A Software Engineer earns more, so does an Electrical Engineer, and topping out with a Chemical Engineer, who will begin his/her career at $80k/year.
An Accountant will usually start at $45k/year out of college.
Nurses about $50k/year to start with.
The nice thing is, as these professionals gain experience, they start making more and more. It's not at all uncommon for them to start making close to $100k as they reach "senior level" experience.
However, there is a big income gap between the degreed professionals and non-degreed professionals. The difference can be as much as 50%! Usually around 30%.
But if you have any technically skilled college degree with some experience, and you're willing to work hard, US companies pay handsome salaries if you can make it over here. That's how so many people from around the world do it. People from India & China use this as a fast track to make a good living in the USA. And that's the nice thing because US companies don't really care where you're from. If you have the skills they need, speak good English, work hard, don't have an attitude problem, they will hire you.