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Table 50. Median annual salaries of full-time employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by field of doctorate, ethnicity, race, and sex: 2010
(Dollars)

Field            All full-time employed   Not Hispanic or Latinob
Hispanic or Latinoa American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American White Other racec
Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female Total Male Female
Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE
All fields 100,000 500 105,000 500 83,000 1,000 86,000 2,500 95,000 2,000 75,000 2,000 85,000 11,000 92,000 13,000 79,000 9,500 100,000 500 104,000 2,000 86,000 1,500 84,000 2,000 89,000 2,000 79,000 2,500 100,000 500 106,000 1,500 83,000 1,500 90,000 3,000 98,000 3,500 80,000 2,000
Science 95,000 1,000 100,000 500 80,000 500 82,000 2,000 90,000 2,000 72,000 2,000 87,000 10,000 96,000 11,500 76,000 8,500 95,000 1,000 100,000 500 83,000 3,000 80,000 1,500 85,000 3,500 75,000 2,500 96,000 1,500 102,000 1,500 80,000 1,000 84,000 2,500 92,000 5,500 79,000 2,500
Biological/ agricultural/ environmental life sciences 91,000 2,000 99,000 1,500 80,000 500 78,000 2,000 82,000 7,000 70,000 5,500 113,000 11,000 D D * * 85,000 1,500 90,000 3,500 75,000 3,000 78,000 3,000 80,000 3,000 74,000 3,500 95,000 1,000 100,000 500 80,000 2,000 83,000 4,500 84,000 3,500 79,000 7,500
Agricultural/ food sciences 90,000 2,000 94,000 2,500 77,000 3,500 78,000 4,500 82,000 9,500 58,000 13,000 D D D D D D 79,000 2,000 80,000 4,000 78,000 4,000 71,000 9,000 65,000 13,500 74,000 7,500 95,000 2,500 98,000 3,000 79,000 5,000 D D D D D D
Biochemistry/ biophysics 99,000 500 104,000 2,500 86,000 3,500 97,000 4,000 101,000 10,000 62,000 18,500 D D D D D D 87,000 4,000 85,000 7,500 89,000 6,000 88,000 9,000 95,000 7,000 71,000 15,000 103,000 2,000 109,000 2,500 86,000 5,000 60,000 6,000 60,000 5,000 D D
Cell/ molecular biology 89,000 4,000 99,000 2,500 77,000 4,000 70,000 11,500 82,000 15,500 67,000 14,500 D D D D D D 80,000 3,500 98,000 11,000 69,000 5,000 77,000 6,500 80,000 8,500 62,000 9,000 96,000 4,000 102,000 6,500 81,000 7,000 93,000 19,000 D D 87,000 27,500
Environmental life sciences 80,000 1,500 86,000 5,000 68,000 4,000 71,000 7,500 71,000 12,500 D D D D D D D D 80,000 5,000 78,000 7,000 85,000 13,500 56,000 8,500 55,000 12,500 D D 80,000 3,500 89,000 4,000 63,000 3,000 D D D D D D
Microbiology 98,000 5,500 100,000 4,000 79,000 6,500 78,000 5,000 82,000 9,000 63,000 17,000 D D D D D D 99,000 7,000 114,000 10,500 60,000 8,000 67,000 15,000 75,000 8,500 52,000 13,000 99,000 3,000 100,000 6,000 87,000 10,500 D D D D D D
Zoology 84,000 2,500 90,000 4,000 72,000 3,000 82,000 12,500 80,000 16,000 * * D D D D D D 74,000 11,500 76,000 11,000 S S 68,000 12,500 D D D D 85,000 3,500 90,000 3,000 72,000 3,500 D D D D D D
Other biological sciences 92,000 2,500 100,000 2,000 80,000 2,500 75,000 3,000 76,000 3,500 73,000 7,000 D D D D D D 88,000 4,000 95,000 4,000 71,000 7,000 83,000 3,500 85,000 9,500 83,000 6,000 95,000 1,500 100,000 2,500 82,000 3,000 85,000 7,500 87,000 7,500 84,000 10,000
Computer/ information sciences 115,000 3,500 120,000 2,500 99,000 5,500 116,000 10,000 121,000 12,000 * * D D D D D D 110,000 2,500 112,000 7,500 99,000 4,000 97,000 8,000 101,000 19,000 91,000 7,000 120,000 2,000 120,000 2,500 104,000 9,500 85,000 12,000 87,000 15,000 S S
Mathematics/ statistics 97,000 2,500 100,000 1,000 82,000 3,000 86,000 10,500 91,000 9,000 67,000 13,000 D D D D D D 99,000 4,000 100,000 1,500 89,000 7,000 78,000 6,000 80,000 8,500 67,000 14,000 97,000 3,000 100,000 1,500 80,000 4,000 119,000 20,500 D D * *
Physical sciences 102,000 1,500 106,000 1,500 89,000 2,500 90,000 2,000 92,000 7,000 79,000 7,000 D D D D D D 100,000 500 100,000 2,500 90,000 3,000 98,000 8,000 103,000 4,500 80,000 10,000 104,000 1,500 108,000 1,500 86,000 3,500 103,000 8,000 103,000 7,000 97,000 22,000
Astronomy/ astrophysics 95,000 6,000 97,000 5,500 71,000 9,500 74,000 12,500 * * * * D D D D D D 95,000 23,500 94,000 22,500 D D D D D D D D 96,000 6,500 99,000 7,000 69,000 9,000 D D D D D D
Chemistry, except biochemistry 102,000 2,000 105,000 1,500 90,000 2,000 92,000 5,000 99,000 7,500 78,000 9,500 D D D D D D 100,000 500 100,000 1,500 90,000 3,500 98,000 10,000 105,000 6,500 79,000 12,000 104,000 1,500 106,000 2,000 90,000 2,500 120,000 10,000 118,000 17,500 122,000 13,500
Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean sciencesd 92,000 2,000 99,000 3,000 75,000 2,500 80,000 8,000 89,000 11,000 64,000 7,000 D D D D D D 86,000 2,500 90,000 5,500 73,000 7,500 90,000 19,000 90,000 21,000 D D 93,000 3,000 99,000 2,000 75,000 2,500 99,000 29,000 D D D D
Physics 110,000 1,000 112,000 3,000 92,000 5,000 93,000 19,500 90,000 17,000 D D D D D D D D 108,000 4,000 109,000 3,000 95,000 4,000 95,000 20,000 84,000 25,000 D D 112,000 3,000 115,000 4,500 88,000 8,000 93,000 10,500 93,000 10,500 D D
Psychology 86,000 1,500 98,000 2,500 80,000 1,500 79,000 2,500 83,000 3,000 72,000 5,000 83,000 8,000 D D 67,000 10,500 75,000 3,500 89,000 8,000 72,000 3,500 79,000 4,000 85,000 7,000 73,000 4,000 89,000 2,000 100,000 1,500 80,000 500 81,000 8,000 86,000 13,000 76,000 9,500
Social sciences 90,000 1,000 96,000 2,000 80,000 1,500 77,000 3,000 90,000 9,000 71,000 2,000 63,000 7,000 D D 65,000 11,500 94,000 3,500 97,000 3,500 88,000 7,500 80,000 2,500 81,000 4,000 76,000 5,000 90,000 1,500 99,000 2,000 80,000 1,500 74,000 6,500 79,000 5,500 67,000 3,000
Economics 119,000 2,500 123,000 5,000 105,000 4,500 115,000 9,000 125,000 13,500 96,000 17,000 D D D D D D 106,000 6,500 110,000 12,500 103,000 7,000 88,000 3,500 86,000 2,500 100,000 8,000 123,000 4,500 126,000 5,500 108,000 8,500 D D D D D D
Political sciences 85,000 2,500 90,000 3,000 79,000 2,500 76,000 6,000 88,000 11,500 71,000 3,000 D D D D D D 85,000 9,000 96,000 8,500 75,000 4,500 81,000 4,000 84,000 6,500 71,000 6,000 86,000 3,500 90,000 4,000 79,000 2,500 71,000 15,000 71,000 24,000 D D
Sociology 82,000 4,000 85,000 3,000 78,000 4,000 70,000 4,000 84,000 19,500 69,000 3,500 D D D D D D 77,000 3,500 80,000 5,000 66,000 7,000 79,000 8,500 95,000 8,000 69,000 6,500 84,000 3,000 84,000 3,000 83,000 6,500 76,000 10,500 D D D D
Other social sciences 77,000 2,000 82,000 3,500 72,000 1,500 67,000 4,000 64,000 5,500 69,000 2,500 77,000 13,000 D D D D 74,000 5,000 79,000 6,500 71,000 3,000 72,000 2,500 69,000 2,000 74,000 5,500 80,000 2,500 85,000 2,000 73,000 3,000 67,000 3,500 66,000 8,500 67,000 4,000
Engineering 115,000 1,000 118,000 2,000 98,000 2,500 106,000 3,500 109,000 2,500 87,000 7,500 D D D D D D 109,000 2,000 110,000 1,000 93,000 4,000 99,000 3,500 99,000 4,500 98,000 7,500 120,000 500 121,000 2,500 100,000 3,000 116,000 5,000 119,000 7,000 88,000 9,500
Aerospace, aeronautical and astronautical engineering 120,000 5,500 124,000 5,500 107,000 4,500 D D D D D D D D D D D D 100,000 19,500 99,000 17,500 D D D D D D D D 125,000 6,500 129,000 8,000 104,000 6,000 D D D D D D
Chemical engineering 119,000 1,000 120,000 2,500 97,000 3,500 105,000 11,000 119,000 16,500 80,000 16,500 D D D D D D 114,000 3,000 116,000 3,500 96,000 6,500 106,000 14,000 109,000 18,000 D D 123,000 5,000 128,000 4,500 98,000 5,500 D D D D D D
Civil engineering 102,000 3,500 106,000 4,000 78,000 4,000 101,000 13,500 118,000 14,000 D D D D D D D D 97,000 4,500 98,000 4,000 77,000 7,500 82,000 5,000 82,000 5,000 D D 108,000 5,500 110,000 10,000 79,000 4,000 D D D D D D
Electrical/ computer engineering 120,000 1,000 122,000 2,500 104,000 4,000 110,000 4,500 110,000 5,500 D D D D D D D D 119,000 3,000 120,000 1,000 100,000 6,500 108,000 8,000 108,000 8,500 D D 129,000 4,000 129,000 1,500 106,000 5,500 124,000 10,000 126,000 9,500 D D
Materials/ metallurgical engineering 110,000 2,000 112,000 6,000 93,000 7,500 105,000 4,000 109,000 8,000 D D D D D D D D 104,000 5,000 105,000 5,500 88,000 9,500 D D S S D D 119,000 4,000 119,000 1,500 100,000 12,500 D D D D D D
Mechanical engineering 105,000 3,500 109,000 3,000 88,000 5,500 97,000 11,500 98,000 11,500 D D D D D D D D 98,000 1,500 99,000 1,500 80,000 7,000 86,000 3,500 85,000 3,000 D D 118,000 4,500 120,000 3,500 96,000 16,000 D D D D D D
Other engineering 110,000 2,000 111,000 5,000 99,000 7,500 99,000 6,000 99,000 7,000 86,000 23,000 D D D D D D 104,000 4,000 106,000 4,500 80,000 10,500 98,000 9,500 98,000 9,000 86,000 12,500 116,000 3,000 118,000 3,500 103,000 4,500 106,000 36,000 138,000 35,500 D D
Health 93,000 2,000 103,000 3,000 87,000 2,500 87,000 4,000 85,000 6,000 87,000 5,000 D D D D D D 100,000 4,500 99,000 4,500 92,000 6,500 85,000 4,500 90,000 8,000 81,000 4,000 94,000 2,000 106,000 4,000 87,000 3,500 88,000 7,000 * * 85,000 8,000

D = suppressed to avoid disclosure of confidential information. S = suppressed for reliability; coefficient of variation exceeds publication standards.
SE = standard error.
a Hispanic or Latino may be of any race.
b American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, black or African American, and white are single race.
c Other race includes Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander and persons reporting more than one race who are not of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
d Includes other physical sciences.
NOTE: Median annual salaries are for the principal job and are rounded to the nearest $1,000. Standard errors are rounded up to the nearest 500.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, Survey of Doctorate Recipients, 2010.
Data from survey cycle 2010, as of August 21, 2013.