Table 3-22
Median annual salary of recent SEH doctorate recipients up to 5 years after receiving degree, by field and employment sector: 2008
(Dollars)
 
    Education    
    4-year institution      
Field of doctorate All sectors Tenured or tenure-track position Postdoc Other academic positions 2-year or precollege institution Government Business/industry
 
All SEH fields 67,000 65,000 42,000 55,000 60,000 71,000 85,000
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 50,000 62,000 41,000 50,000 55,000 60,000 65,000
Computer and information sciences 88,000 80,000 46,000 80,000 80,000 90,000 100,000
Mathematics and statistics 65,000 59,000 52,000 50,000 60,000 86,000 97,000
Physical sciences 68,000 60,000 43,000 53,000 52,000 69,000 85,000
Psychology 58,000 57,000 42,000 55,000 62,000 75,000 65,000
Social sciences 62,000 60,000 50,000 52,000 56,000 87,000 85,000
Engineering 86,000 80,000 43,000 68,000 45,000 78,000 95,000
Health 76,000 75,000 43,000 68,000 69,000 82,000 85,000
 

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