Table 3-20
Median salaries for recent SEH doctorate recipients up to 5 years after receiving degree, by field of degree and employment sector: 2010
(Dollars)
 
Education
4-year institutions
Field of doctorate All
sectors
All
positions
Tenured or tenure-track position Postdoc 2-year or precollege institutions Government Business/ industry
 
All SEH fields 66,000 52,000 65,000 42,000 52,000 76,000 90,000
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 50,000 45,000 60,000 42,000 45,000 65,000 73,000
Computer and information sciences 94,000 70,000 74,000 47,000 S 99,000 111,000
Mathematics and statistics 64,000 56,000 62,000 51,000 58,000 S 95,000
Physical sciences 60,000 47,000 60,000 42,000 51,000 71,000 86,000
Psychology 60,000 55,000 57,000 42,000 59,000 78,000 65,000
Social sciences 63,000 58,000 63,000 44,000 57,000 85,000 98,000
Engineering 87,000 59,000 80,000 42,000 S 86,000 95,000
Health 75,000 69,000 72,000 41,000 51,000 85,000 93,000
 

S = suppressed for reasons of confidentiality and/or reliability.

SEH = science, engineering, and health.

NOTES: Salaries are rounded to the nearest $1,000. Data include graduates from 15 months to 60 months prior to the survey reference date. The 2-year or precollege institutions include 2-year colleges and community colleges or technical institutes and also preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary schools. The 4-year institutions include 4-year colleges or universities, medical schools, and university-affiliated research institutes.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients (2010), http://sestat.nsf.gov.

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014