Table summary

  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of humanities, 44.3 per cent were male and 55.7 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of humanities, was 42 years.
  • Overall, 64.8 per cent of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of humanities, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 3.9 per cent in full-time study, 14.8 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 14.3 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of humanities who were available for full-time employment, 68.1 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters research/PhD graduates in the field of humanities was $80,000.

What are the characteristics of masters research/PhD graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: humanities 227 285 512
Sex: humanities (%)~ 44.3 55.7 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 44.8 55.1 100
Median age: masters research/PhD graduates (years) 43 41 42
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 35 35

What are masters research/PhD graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 67.4 62.8 64.8
In further full-time study (%) 5.3 2.8 3.9
Part-time or casual employment (%) 13.2 16.1 14.8
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 13.2 15.1 14.3
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: humanities (%) 71.2 65.4 68.1
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 80.0 77.5 78.7

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Education Professionals
2. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals
3. Legal, Social and Welfare Professionals

What are masters research/PhD graduates in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: humanities $83,000 $79,400 $80,000
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $78,000 $80,000