Your peak earning years may be just around the corner.
According to compensation research firm PayScale, pay growth for college-educated men essentially stops at age 49. For college-educated women, it's decidedly younger: at age 40.
Male college graduates earn more from the get-go. They bring home a median salary of $50,200 at age 22, while their female counterparts earn $39,800 per year, a difference of $10,400.
From ages 22 to 32, female pay actually grows slightly faster than male pay. However, a shift occurs at age 33, when women's earnings growth starts to slow and men's remains steady. By age 40, women see their salaries peak at about $67,000.
Meanwhile, men continue seeing pay growth up until age 49, at which point they're earning a median of $102,000.
Take a look at PayScale's chart, which maps out the percent growth in pay by gender from age 22 to 67. Blue represents pay growth for men and orange represents pay growth for women.