Table 3-21
Median salaries for recent U.S. SEH doctorate recipients in postdoc and non-postdoc positions up to 5 years after receiving degree: 2010
(Dollars)
 
Field of doctorate All
positions
Postdocs Non-postdocs
 
All SEH fields 66,000 43,000 76,000
Biological, agricultural, and environmental life sciences 50,000 42,000 65,000
Computer and information sciences 94,000 48,000 97,000
Mathematics and statistics 64,000 53,000 70,000
Physical sciences 60,000 44,000 76,000
Psychology 60,000 43,000 64,000
Social sciences 63,000 44,000 64,000
Engineering 87,000 44,000 91,000
Health 75,000 47,000 77,000
 

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.

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