Friday, September 14, 2012

The "Value" of a PhD

According to US Census data the average income of a female with a PhD is $53,003, and the average income of a male with a PhD is $73,853.  I wonder if anyone has done a full analysis as to just what the hell is going on there?


  1. well, you know, women are in traditionally in fields with a lower market value, such as teaching and English, while the higher paying fields, such as Business, and Engineering overflow with males - blah blah blah.

    [Psych should be about 50% female - I'll have to check the Chronicle on the male/female breakdown.]

  2. I suspected that might be part of it. Although it does lead to the question of which came first, the low wage of the female predominance...?