Table 3-20
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
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
Engineering 70,000 80,000 71,000 40,000 56,000 80,000
 

S = data suppressed for reasons of reliability

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (2006), Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2010