Table 3-19
Median annual salary of recent doctorate recipients 1–5 years after receiving degree, by type of employment: 2006
(Dollars)
 
Field   All
sectors
  Private   Tenure
track
  Postdoc   Other
education
  Nonprofit/
government
 
All S&E fields   52,000   80,000   53,000   40,000   48,500   68,000
Computer/mathematical sciences   64,000   90,000   62,000   48,500   48,000   S
Engineering   70,000   80,000   71,000   40,000   56,000   80,000
Life sciences   42,600   74,000   57,000   40,000   48,000   60,000
Physical sciences   53,000   78,000   50,500   42,000   48,000   76,000
Social sciences   51,300   65,000   52,000   39,600   50,000   62,000
 

S = data suppressed for reasons of reliability

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2006 (preliminary data).

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