Table 3-23
Median salary of U.S. SEH doctorate holders in postdoc positions: 2008
 
Median salary ($)
Field of doctorate Academic postdocs Nonacademic postdocs Nonpostdocs
 
All SEH 42,000 50,000 75,000
Biological/agricultural/environmental life sciences 41,000 47,000 65,000
Computer/information sciences 46,000 S 90,000
Mathematical sciences 52,000 S 71,000
Physical sciences 43,000 57,000 75,000
Psychology 42,000 48,000 60,000
Social sciences 47,000 S 62,000
Engineering 43,000 57,000 90,000
Health 43,000 63,000 80,000
 

S = suppressed for reasons of confidentiality and/or reliability

SEH = science, engineering, and health

NOTE: Salaries are rounded to nearest $1,000.

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