Table 3-17
Median annual salary of recent doctorate recipients 1–3 years after receiving degree, by percentile: 2001
(Dollars)
 
  Percentile
Doctorate field 10th 25th 50th 75th 90th
All S&E fields 30,000 38,000 53,000 65,000 90,000
Engineering 48,000 60,000 75,000 87,000 100,000
Life sciences 28,300 32,000 40,000 60,000 75,000
Mathematics/computer sciences 37,500 45,000 68,800 90,000 108,000
Physical sciences 30,000 39,000 56,000 75,900 87,000
Social sciences 30,000 39,000 47,000 60,000 80,500
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2001.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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