U.S. - average salary for graduates, by discipline 2020.
A person working in United States typically earns around 87,500 USD per year. Salaries range from 11,900 USD (lowest average) to 388,000 USD (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher). This is the average yearly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different careers.
Expected Academic Standard. Applicants for this course should have achieved a UK Masters (Merit). If your degree is not from the UK, please check International Qualifications to find the equivalent in your country. New admissions: Master's degree, with at least a high Merit (67 per cent) or equivalent (3.6 GPA in the American system), preferably in a social science discipline, although.
PhD students independently conduct original and significant research in a specific field or subject, before producing a publication-worthy thesis of typically 60,000-90,000 words in length - although a number of institutions, such as the University of Cambridge, have set an upper limit of 80,000 words.
PhD students often get involved in teaching, tutoring, demonstrating or marking, but also in administrative duties (open days, committee work, etc.). The nature of the PhD is changing and PhD students are, more and more, asked to undertake a variety of duties. As with all jobs, a balance should be achieved and it is recommended that you don’t take too much on. This is not always easy to.
Data only include US-educated PhDs who remained in the US after earning their degrees. The ranges of salaries represent the middle 50%, i.e. between the 25th and 75th percentiles. Government Lab includes Federally Funded Research and Development Centers, e.g. Los Alamos National Laboratory. UARI is University Affiliated Research Institute. The data for PhDs holding potentially permanent.
The table uses data from the past 3 Australian Graduate Surveys. Adjustments. The reported salary amounts are based on the observed median salary of graduates who were working full time at the time of the survey. Graduate salaries are adjusted for low incomes of unemployed graduates and high earnings potential of graduates doing further studies.
It is not necessary to have a Masters degree to gain entry to the PhD; applicants can apply on the basis of their undergraduate degree (subject to international students meeting the minimum criteria for graduate entry to the University). Students applying with a taught Masters degree from Cambridge are expected to have achieved a mark of at least 70 percent overall on their programme.