The U.S. auto industry has been battered by an industry downturn and is losing ground in a number of key areas, including market share and profitability.
But a new study from The Washington Post shows that the best-paying and most-used cars are actually still the way to go for many commuters, including people with college degrees.
The study, which was conducted by research firm Navigant Consulting, found that people who work in a professional or academic occupation or those with college educations earned the highest wages in the U.K. while people with less education earned the lowest.
The study also found that the top earners in the country were in fact those who work as independent contractors, which is a different category from those who are employees.
The data, however, shows that more than half of the people who earn between $50,000 and $75,000 a year earn less than $50.
And among those earning $75 to $100,000, more than two-thirds earned less than that, while a majority earned more.
In fact, the study found that nearly two-fifths of all Americans earn less that $50 per month and more than 60 percent earn less.
For those making $100 a month or more, the median wage was $50 a month.
The research also found a big gap between the wages earned by workers in high-wage industries like retail and fast food.
Nearly 80 percent of people who make more than $100 per month earned more than the national median wage, but only about 10 percent of workers earning less than the $50 mark.
In contrast, about 80 percent earned more in the food and beverage industries, while only about one-third earned more at the other end of the spectrum.
People with less college education are also earning less.
Nearly two-quarters of those who earn less $50-$75 per month earn less, but more than a third earn less at the $75 level.
Those earning $100-$125 per month made $1,717 more than their counterparts earning more than that.
Among the more than 8 million people who are currently enrolled in the federal work requirement, more men than women are employed in jobs that pay more than minimum wage.
The data shows that about two-dozen men in this age group earn more than one-quarter of minimum wage workers, while just over one-fifth of women earn more.
While it is possible that some of the higher wage earners are doing well because they are younger and/or better educated, the report also found some other factors that could be contributing to this.
For example, the authors found that there were fewer people in their age group in the lowest income bracket than in the middle and the highest income bracket.
This suggests that a large percentage of people in the lower and middle income brackets are working part time, which could be part of the reason for their higher earnings.
Additionally, people with lower levels of education were more likely to work part-time, meaning that a smaller percentage of those earning less had jobs that require them to work longer hours than those earning more.
For people who have more education, they may have greater flexibility to take advantage of lower-wage jobs.
People in the top 20 percent of earners earned an average of $42,000 more than those in the bottom 20 percent, the data showed.
But it also has been reported that those who can afford to work full time, including those with degrees, are the ones who are making more money than people with some college.
For example, about 40 percent of the workers earning $125-$150 per month had degrees, while 36 percent of those making more than three times that were earning degrees, the Post said.
And, of course, some of those in higher-income brackets make more money because of their education.
For instance, the survey found that 46 percent of $150-200 earners were employed full time.
And about 30 percent of that group had graduate degrees.
This report comes as President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence continue to push for tax cuts for the wealthy, including tax cuts that are expected to benefit the top 1 percent of Americans.