TABLE 14 Median Annual Salaries of Science and Engineering Ph.D.s, by Field of Doctorate and Gender, 1995

 

Field of Doctorate

Gender

All Fields

Computer Sciences

Mathematical Sciences

Chemistry

Physics and Astronomy

Earth/Atmospheric/Marine Sciences

Agricultural/Environmental Sciences

Biological Sciences

Health Sciences

Social Sciences

Psychology

Engineering

Total

$60,200

$65,000

$60,000

$68,000

$68,000

$60,000

$55,000

$57,400

$58,000

$55,000

$56,000

$70,000

Male

65,000

66,000

60,000

70,000

69,000

60,000

58,500

60,000

69,000

59,000

60,000

70,000

Female

50,000

*

51,000

58,800

57,000

46,100

45,000

48,000

52,000

48,100

50,000

58,200

NOTE: Median salaries were computed only for Ph.D.s employed full-time (including postdoctoral appointees).

*Too few cases to estimate.

SOURCE: National Research Council/National Science Foundation, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 1995.



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