Table 3-11
Estimated salary differentials of individuals with S&E degrees, by individual characteristics and degree level: 1999
(Percent)
 
Characteristic Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Female versus male -35.1 -28.9 -25.8
Controlling for age and years since degree -27.2 -25.5 -16.7
Plus field of degree -14.0 -9.6 -10.3
Plus occupation and employer characteristics -11.0 -8.0 -8.4
Plus family and personal characteristics -10.2 -7.4 -7.4
Plus gender-specific marriage and child effects -4.6 NS -3.1
Black, Hispanic, and other versus white and Asian/Pacific Islander -21.9 -19.3 -12.7
Controlling for age and years since degree -13.0 -14.6 -4.7
Plus field of degree -8.6 -6.7 -2.2
Plus occupation and employer characteristics -7.3 -4.2 NS
Plus family and personal characteristics -5.7 -3.3 NS
Foreign born with U.S. degree versus native born 3.7 9.5 NS
Controlling for age and years since degree 6.7 12.4 7.8
Plus field of degree NS NS NS
Plus occupation and employer characteristics NS -2.8 -2.8
Plus family and personal characteristics NS -3.1 -2.7
 
NS not significantly different from zero at p = .05

NOTE: Linear regressions on In(full-time annual salary).

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 1999.
 
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