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cleanerdung
08-01-2009, 10:57 AM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/07/20/business/economy/payscaleschoolsalary2.jpg

NYT: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/do-elite-colleges-produce-the-best-paid-graduates/?scp=1&sq=salary%20payscale&st=cse

koo86
08-01-2009, 12:29 PM
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/07/20/business/economy/payscaleschoolsalary2.jpg

NYT: http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/07/20/do-elite-colleges-produce-the-best-paid-graduates/?scp=1&sq=salary%20payscale&st=cse

Actually, if you look at the full rankings, a lot of the other colleges have very good starting pay as well. Just that, some of these schools have incredible mid-career salaries.

Can check out the full list here:
http://www.payscale.com/best-colleges/top-us-colleges-graduate-salary-statistics.asp

koo86
08-01-2009, 12:53 PM
STARTING MEDIAN SALARY MID-CAREER SALARY
Aerospace Engineering $59,600 $109,000
Chemical Engineering $65,700 $107,000
Computer Engineering $61,700 $105,000
Electrical Engineering $60,200 $102,000
Economics $50,200 $101,000
Physics $51,100 $98,800
Mechanical Engineering$58,900 $98,300
Computer Science $56,400 $97,400
Industrial Engineering $57,100 $95,000
Environmental Engineering$53,400 $94,500
Statistics $48,600 $94,500
Biochemistry $41,700 $94,200
Mathematics $47,000 $93,600
Civil Engineering $55,100 $93,000
Construction Management $53,400 $89,600
Finance $48,500 $89,400
Management Information Systems $51,900 $87,200
Computing and Information Systems $50,900 $86,700
Geology $45,100$84,200
Chemistry $42,900$82,300

cleanerdung
08-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Actually, if you look at the full rankings, a lot of the other colleges have very good starting pay as well. Just that, some of these schools have incredible mid-career salaries.


Actually, I think mid-career salaries statistics are more meaningful.
Whats the point of starting (relatively) high but slow progression?

Someone should do such statistics in Singapore too.
The civil service offers significantly higher starting salaries, but often do not match private sector increment and bonuses.

koo86
08-01-2009, 08:05 PM
Actually, I think mid-career salaries statistics are more meaningful.
Whats the point of starting (relatively) high but slow progression?

Someone should do such statistics in Singapore too.
The civil service offers significantly higher starting salaries, but often do not match private sector increment and bonuses.

Yeah thats true if one does not plan on pursuing a Masters.

Well, i managed to find this article online =/ but it was released in 2007 about civil service. http://app.psd.gov.sg/data/Press%20Release%2021%20May%2007%20-%20Higher%20pay%20for%20fresh%20graduates.pdf

Something interesting as well: http://www.moneytalk.sg/2009/04/starting-salaries-for-graduates-in-2008.html

kai0
09-05-2010, 12:24 AM
not always there are student who study from good schools instead of elite schools and get paid good.