Table 3-18
Change from 1997 to 1999 in median salary for S&E graduates 1–5 years after receiving degree
(Percent)
 
Degree field Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
All S&E fields 0.0 2.5 4.7
Engineering 7.5 10.0 7.5
Chemical 11.9 5.2 3.1
Civil 5.7 4.2 9.1
Electrical 9.3 9.1 7.1
Mechanical 8.8 2.0 3.3
Life sciences 0.0 6.3 -2.8
Agriculture 0.0 11.3 10.1
Biological sciences 0.0 6.3 -3.7
Mathematics/computer sciences 13.5 7.7 9.7
Computer sciences 9.8 9.1 12.0
Mathematics 3.5 12.5 12.5
Physical sciences 0.0 9.9 8.3
Chemistry 3.7 14.3 2.9
Geoscience -3.6 -7.7 5.0
Physics 0.0 11.1 10.4
Social sciences 3.8 6.1 7.1
Economics 15.2 0.0 10.3
Political science 7.1 8.1 12.5
Psychology 4.2 1.3 1.2
Sociology/anthropology 4.2 3.3 12.6
 
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), 1997 and 1999.
 
Science & Engineering Indicators — 2004
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