Thursday, July, 30, 2009

Elite Colleges and Salaries

Filed under: news, school — mete23 @ 8:42 am

Payscale recently did a survey where they compared school credentials with salaries. N.Y. Times reported on the data. They wanted to know whether the type of college would affect immediate salaries and mid-career salaries (1o years after graduation). Not only did they relate schools to salaries, they also reported on majors versus salaries with engineers leading the way as the best paid profession.

Find your school here.

payscaleschoolsalary2As shown, Dartmouth has the highest mid-career median salary. Look at the other schools though: Polytechnic Brooklyn, Colgate and Bucknell.

payscalemajorsI’ve posted this before about 2008 graduate majors and salaries. To sum up, those who study engineer, economics, mathematics and sciences usually earn the most.

bottom10Haha. I love this chart that shows the majors with the lowest pay. Guess what I plan to study? Shat money. But then again, I am not studying for the money đŸ˜›

This set of data would have been so helpful for me last semester because I wrote a final paper on this topic.



  1. Oh wow, this is actually really interesting!!!

    Comment by Kenny — Thursday, July, 30, 2009 @ 9:05 am

  2. goodness…wesleyan’s not doing so hot =( even NJIT grads get higher salary?? that’s humbling

    Comment by Shipra — Thursday, July, 30, 2009 @ 1:18 pm

    • haha yeah. but the data didn’t account for those who got their masters or doctorates. still, wes’s not so hot because not everyone went on to pursue higher degrees

      Comment by mete23 — Thursday, July, 30, 2009 @ 2:15 pm

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