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Payscale.com Ranks USciences High for Median Career Salaries
Posted: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Written By:  Holly Dean
Contact:  Holly Dean
Contact Email:  h.dean@usp.edu
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Graduates from University of the Sciences are amongst the top 15 highest earning in the country, according to data released by online salary-tracking company PayScale.com in its 2010-11 College Salary Report.

Tied for 11th on the list, USciences’ graduates earn a median salary of $113,000 annually at mid-career. USciences graduates are the second highest earning in Pennsylvania topping local institutions such as University of Pennsylvania, Lehigh University, Lafayette College, and Swarthmore College.  

“Students at USciences are primed for successful futures as they are provided strong foundations for lifelong careers in the most vital of industries,” said USciences Provost Dr. Russell J. DiGate.
 
To compile its 2010-11 College Salary Report, PayScale collected data from surveys completed by individuals who solely possessed a bachelor's degree and no higher degrees; graduated from a United States institution; and held a full-time position paid on an hourly basis or annual salary. PayScale tracked the median salaries of full-time employees with five years of experience or less in their field and median salaries of full-time employees with at least 10 years of experience in their field. The analysis is comprised of information from 999 schools including private institutions, liberal arts schools, state schools, and art and design schools.

According to the report, USciences is ranked seventh on the list of all northeast colleges by salary potential and recognized as the top college for pharmacy, graduating the highest percentage of individuals practicing in the field. PayScale also noted that while mid-career salaries fell 1.5 percent overall between 2009 and 2010, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians continued to earn top salaries.
 
To view the full 2010-11 College Salary Report by PayScale.com, click here.
 
Top US Colleges — Graduate Salary Statistics

 

School Name

School Type

Mid-Career Median Salary

1.

Harvey Mudd College

Liberal Arts, Engineering

$126,000

2.

Princeton University

Private Research Universities, Ivy League

$123,000

 

Dartmouth College

Private Research Universities, Ivy League

$123,000

4.

Harvard University

Private Research Universities, Ivy League

$121,000

5.

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

Private Research Universities, Engineering

$120,000

6.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Private Research Universities, Engineering

$119,000

 

Stanford University

Private Research Universities

$119,000

 

Colgate University

Liberal Arts

$119,000

9.

Duke University

Private Research Universities

$117,000

10.

Bucknell University

Liberal Arts

$115,000

11.

Colorado School of Mines

State Schools, Engineering

$113,000

 

University of the Sciences

Private

$113,000

13.

University of Notre Dame

Private Research Universities

$112,000

14.

Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly)

Private Research Universities, Engineering

$111,000

 

University of Pennsylvania

Private Research Universities, Ivy League

$111,000

 

Lehigh University

Private Research Universities

$111,000

 
Best Northeastern Colleges in the US By Salary Potential
  Northeastern Colleges Starting Median Pay Mid-Career Median Pay
1. Princeton University $58,900 $123,000
  Dartmouth College $54,100 $123,000
3. Harvard University $57,300 $121,000
4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) $68,300 $119,000
  Colgate University $48,700 $119,000
6. Bucknell University $55,800 $115,000
7. University of the Sciences $49,700 $113,000
8. Polytechnic Institute of New York University (NYU-Poly) $62,100 $111,000
  University of Pennsylvania $59,600 $111,000
  Lehigh University $56,400 $111,000
11. Yale University $52,600 $110,000
12. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) $60,600 $109,000
  Brown University $49,400 $109,000
14. Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) $62,400 $108,000
  Babson College $57,500 $108,000
 
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