Table 3-21
Salary of recent SEH doctorate recipients up to 5 years after receiving degree, by field and percentile: 2008
(Dollars)
 
Field of doctorate 25th percentile 50th percentile 75th percentile
 
All SEH fields 48,000 67,000 88,000
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 41,000 50,000 68,000
Computer and information sciences 72,000 88,000 107,000
Mathematics and statistics 52,000 65,000 90,000
Physical sciences 50,000 68,000 85,000
Psychology 48,000 58,000 75,000
Social sciences 50,000 62,000 82,000
Engineering 70,000 86,000 100,000
Health 60,000 76,000 95,000
 

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTES: Salaries are rounded to nearest $1,000. Includes graduates from 15 to 60 months prior to survey reference date.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (2008), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2012