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Table 72. Median annual salaries of full-time employed doctoral scientists and engineers, by sector of employment, broad occupation, ethnicity, and race: 2013
(Dollars)

Employment sector and occupation                 Not Hispanic or Latinob
All full-time employed Hispanic or Latinoa American Indian or Alaska Native Asian Black or African American White Other racec
Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE Median salary SE
All sectors 100,000 500 89,000 1,500 81,000 6,000 102,000 2,000 85,000 1,000 102,000 1,500 91,000 3,000
Science occupations 92,000 500 80,000 1,500 76,000 10,500 95,000 1,500 79,000 1,500 93,000 1,000 88,000 4,000
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 85,000 1,000 72,000 2,500 73,000 21,500 78,000 2,500 73,000 3,500 90,000 1,000 84,000 6,000
Computer/ information scientists 120,000 2,000 108,000 5,000 D D 118,000 4,000 96,000 7,500 120,000 1,000 120,000 5,000
Mathematical scientists 93,000 2,500 81,000 3,000 D D 99,000 1,500 84,000 8,500 90,000 2,500 85,000 27,000
Physical scientists 96,000 2,000 82,000 4,000 D D 91,000 2,500 79,000 7,500 100,000 1,500 90,000 7,000
Psychologists 85,000 2,000 72,000 3,500 70,000 20,500 77,000 4,500 79,000 2,500 88,000 2,000 80,000 10,000
Social scientists 87,000 1,500 77,000 3,000 65,000 11,500 85,000 4,500 79,000 3,000 90,000 2,000 70,000 5,500
Engineering occupations  115,000 500 109,000 2,500 D D 109,000 500 98,000 3,000 120,000 500 108,000 4,500
S&E-related occupations   119,000 3,000 102,000 4,000 95,000 18,500 124,000 5,500 91,000 5,000 120,000 1,000 104,000 5,500
Non-S&E occupations    120,000 500 109,000 5,000 62,000 11,500 125,000 5,500 97,000 4,000 120,000 4,000 90,000 5,500
4-year educational institutiond 85,000 500 76,000 2,000 78,000 8,000 80,000 500 78,000 3,000 87,000 1,000 81,000 3,000
Science occupations 78,000 1,000 70,000 1,000 68,000 12,500 72,000 1,500 70,000 2,000 80,000 500 76,000 4,000
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 74,000 1,500 66,000 4,000 D D 58,000 3,000 60,000 2,500 79,000 2,000 72,000 5,500
Computer/ information scientists 95,000 2,500 80,000 7,000 D D 94,000 2,000 95,000 5,000 98,000 3,500 91,000 5,000
Mathematical scientists 80,000 1,500 74,000 7,500 D D 78,000 4,000 72,000 4,500 80,000 2,500 * *
Physical scientists 78,000 2,000 73,000 4,000 D D 68,000 4,500 61,000 4,000 80,000 1,500 79,000 5,000
Psychologists 72,000 2,000 62,000 3,500 D D 65,000 5,000 71,000 4,500 75,000 3,000 77,000 7,000
Social scientists 81,000 1,500 73,000 3,000 63,000 15,000 80,000 3,000 74,000 3,000 83,000 2,000 69,000 2,500
Engineering occupations  99,000 1,500 90,000 4,000 D D 89,000 1,500 80,000 5,500 102,000 2,500 90,000 17,000
S&E-related occupations   97,000 3,000 92,000 6,500 D D 96,000 7,500 89,000 4,500 100,000 2,000 89,000 8,000
Non-S&E occupations    105,000 2,500 88,000 5,500 D D 98,000 5,000 95,000 6,500 109,000 4,000 85,000 11,500
Other educational institutione 70,000 2,000 79,000 3,000 D D 66,000 3,000 74,000 3,000 70,000 2,000 D D
Science occupations 69,000 1,500 80,000 3,500 D D 65,000 3,500 71,000 7,500 70,000 2,000 D D
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 64,000 4,000 57,000 8,000 D D D D D D 64,000 3,500 D D
Computer/ information scientists 65,000 15,000 D D D D D D D D D D D D
Mathematical scientists 68,000 3,000 D D D D 67,000 3,500 D D 73,000 9,500 D D
Physical scientists 64,000 5,000 D D D D 58,000 2,500 48,000 6,000 68,000 4,000 D D
Psychologists 79,000 5,500 86,000 6,000 D D D D 72,000 7,500 78,000 7,000 D D
Social scientists 75,000 4,500 62,000 5,000 D D D D D D 74,000 5,500 D D
Engineering occupations  69,000 16,000 D D D D D D D D D D D D
S&E-related occupations   64,000 3,500 61,000 13,000 D D 60,000 4,000 70,000 5,000 63,000 4,000 D D
Non-S&E occupations    83,000 7,500 83,000 11,500 D D 97,000 29,500 88,000 6,000 76,000 6,500 D D
Private, for-profitf 125,000 1,000 119,000 2,000 90,000 11,500 120,000 1,500 109,000 3,000 130,000 500 113,000 6,000
Science occupations 120,000 500 106,000 6,000 D D 116,000 2,500 105,000 4,500 120,000 500 114,000 5,000
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 110,000 2,500 93,000 4,000 D D 102,000 6,000 106,000 12,000 116,000 3,000 114,000 7,500
Computer/ information scientists 125,000 2,500 122,000 13,000 D D 123,000 4,000 99,000 5,000 130,000 3,000 126,000 22,500
Mathematical scientists 124,000 3,000 95,000 8,000 D D 122,000 5,500 D D 126,000 7,000 D D
Physical scientists 120,000 1,000 116,000 6,500 D D 109,000 2,500 110,000 6,000 120,000 1,500 117,000 12,500
Psychologists 96,000 3,500 58,000 11,000 D D 86,000 6,500 95,000 16,000 99,000 3,000 D D
Social scientists 125,000 5,000 93,000 29,000 D D 116,000 7,000 D D 129,000 8,000 D D
Engineering occupations  122,000 2,000 124,000 5,500 D D 119,000 2,000 109,000 3,500 128,000 3,500 109,000 8,500
S&E-related occupations   150,000 2,500 133,000 18,000 D D 140,000 7,000 109,000 10,000 159,000 5,000 140,000 22,000
Non-S&E occupations    149,000 1,500 147,000 8,500 D D 149,000 5,000 120,000 12,000 149,000 500 92,000 16,000
Private, nonprofit 105,000 2,000 90,000 4,500 D D 89,000 6,000 79,000 5,000 110,000 2,000 109,000 2,500
Science occupations 94,000 2,500 85,000 13,000 D D 71,000 5,000 76,000 5,500 100,000 3,000 110,000 4,500
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 72,000 3,000 63,000 7,000 D D 54,000 2,500 72,000 13,500 80,000 4,000 90,000 15,500
Computer/ information scientists 113,000 5,500 D D D D 119,000 24,500 D D 112,000 6,500 D D
Mathematical scientists 113,000 7,000 D D D D 90,000 6,000 D D 117,000 3,500 D D
Physical scientists 110,000 5,000 D D D D 86,000 6,000 D D 117,000 8,000 D D
Psychologists 94,000 3,000 90,000 7,000 D D D D D D 94,000 3,500 D D
Social scientists 100,000 8,500 D D D D 80,000 7,000 74,000 15,500 107,000 11,500 D D
Engineering occupations  128,000 6,000 D D D D 110,000 18,500 D D 130,000 8,000 D D
S&E-related occupations   146,000 9,500 117,000 13,500 D D 135,000 39,500 105,000 34,000 149,000 10,500 109,000 14,000
Non-S&E occupations    105,000 4,000 98,000 6,000 D D 102,000 14,000 75,000 13,500 108,000 5,000 D D
Federal government 111,000 2,000 100,000 5,000 D D 107,000 3,000 106,000 5,000 115,000 1,500 99,000 6,500
Science occupations 107,000 1,500 97,000 3,000 D D 106,000 3,500 101,000 5,000 108,000 1,500 100,000 7,500
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 103,000 3,000 88,000 8,500 D D 101,000 3,500 92,000 14,500 105,000 2,500 91,000 5,500
Computer/ information scientists 117,000 2,500 D D D D 118,000 4,000 D D 115,000 5,000 D D
Mathematical scientists 110,000 7,000 D D D D 114,000 12,000 D D 106,000 15,000 D D
Physical scientists 114,000 3,000 112,000 7,500 D D 102,000 4,500 112,000 8,500 116,000 4,000 D D
Psychologists 98,000 1,500 95,000 4,500 D D D D 97,000 4,000 98,000 1,500 D D
Social scientists 120,000 3,500 98,000 12,500 D D 124,000 8,500 108,000 16,000 123,000 4,500 D D
Engineering occupations  116,000 1,000 116,000 12,000 D D 99,000 4,500 119,000 10,500 119,000 3,000 D D
S&E-related occupations   132,000 6,000 97,000 4,000 D D 125,000 11,500 101,000 8,000 138,000 5,000 D D
Non-S&E occupations    120,000 2,000 115,000 20,500 D D 105,000 7,000 121,000 18,500 120,000 4,000 D D
State or local government 83,000 2,000 74,000 6,000 D D 81,000 3,500 84,000 5,000 85,000 1,500 79,000 18,000
Science occupations 80,000 1,500 72,000 8,000 D D 79,000 4,000 83,000 6,500 80,000 2,000 74,000 10,500
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 70,000 3,500 D D D D 60,000 11,500 D D 71,000 5,500 D D
Computer/ information scientists 89,000 7,500 D D D D 88,000 6,500 D D S S D D
Mathematical scientists 85,000 11,000 D D D D D D D D D D D D
Physical scientists 79,000 3,000 D D D D 79,000 5,500 D D 79,000 5,000 D D
Psychologists 83,000 4,500 73,000 9,000 D D D D 91,000 3,500 83,000 3,000 D D
Social scientists 78,000 5,000 D D D D D D D D 75,000 5,500 D D
Engineering occupations  90,000 8,500 D D D D 87,000 8,500 D D 98,000 9,500 D D
S&E-related occupations   93,000 5,000 D D D D 95,000 7,000 D D 91,000 7,000 S S
Non-S&E occupations    82,000 6,500 D D D D 60,000 22,500 68,000 10,500 85,000 6,500 D D
Self-employedg 99,000 3,000 81,000 14,500 D D 88,000 12,000 75,000 14,000 99,000 500 D D
Science occupations 99,000 500 67,000 9,500 D D 97,000 11,000 73,000 33,000 100,000 500 D D
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists 113,000 19,000 D D D D D D D D 117,000 23,000 D D
Computer/ information scientists 75,000 18,500 D D D D D D D D 60,000 20,000 D D
Mathematical scientists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
Physical scientists 63,000 10,500 D D D D D D D D 49,000 8,500 D D
Psychologists 99,000 500 64,000 9,500 D D D D 85,000 8,000 100,000 1,000 D D
Social scientists 96,000 7,500 D D D D D D D D 95,000 11,000 D D
Engineering occupations  99,000 24,500 D D D D D D D D 101,000 29,500 D D
S&E-related occupations   107,000 12,500 D D D D S S D D 96,000 11,500 D D
Non-S&E occupations    68,000 11,500 75,000 27,500 D D 46,000 12,000 63,000 8,000 73,000 14,000 D D
Other sectorh 126,000 10,500 155,000 36,000 D D 101,000 24,500 D D 134,000 16,000 D D
Science occupations 128,000 16,500 D D D D 72,000 18,500 D D 147,000 23,500 D D
Biological/ agricultural/ other life scientists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
Computer/ information scientists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
Mathematical scientists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
Physical scientists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D
Psychologists D D D D D D D D D D D D D D