Table summary

  • Out of masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities, 38.8 per cent were male and 61.2 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities, was 34 years.
  • Overall, 71.4 per cent of masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 6.3 per cent in full-time study, 11.6 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 9.3 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities who were available for full-time employment, 78.0 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters coursework graduates in the field of humanities was $75,000.

What are the characteristics of masters coursework graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: humanities 655 1,034 1,690
Sex: humanities (%)~ 38.8 61.2 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 42.3 57.7 100
Median age: masters coursework graduates (years) 35 32 34
Median age: all fields of education (years) 34 32 33

What are masters coursework graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 77.6 67.4 71.4
In further full-time study (%) 7.6 5.5 6.3
Part-time or casual employment (%) 6.1 15.1 11.6
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 8.1 10.2 9.3
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: humanities (%) 81.5 75.5 78.0
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 84.1 80.4 82.1

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
2. Specialist Managers
3. Education Professionals

What are masters coursework graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: humanities $80,000 $70,000 $75,000
Median salary: all fields of education $90,000 $75,000 $80,000