Table summary

  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of physical sciences, 72.8 per cent were male and 27.1 per cent were female.
  • The median age of graduates from all degree levels in the field of physical sciences, was 24 years.
  • Overall, 52.2 per cent of graduates from all degree levels in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 36.1 per cent in full-time study, 5.4 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 5.9 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of graduates from all degree levels in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 69.5 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for graduates from all degree levels in the field of physical sciences was $74,900.

What are the characteristics of graduates from all degree levels?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 457 170 628
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 72.8 27.1 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 38.3 61.7 100
Median age: graduates from all degree levels (years) 23 25 24
Median age: all fields of education (years) 25 25 25

What are graduates from all degree levels doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 51.6 53.5 52.2
In further full-time study (%) 37.0 34.1 36.1
Part-time or casual employment (%) 5.0 6.5 5.4
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 6.1 5.3 5.9
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 69.1 70.3 69.5
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 77.0 75.2 75.9

Most frequently reported occupations:

1. Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
2. Education Professionals
3. Business, Human Resource and Marketing Professionals

What are graduates from all degree levels in full-time employment earning?

Median salary: physical sciences $75,700 $65,000 $74,900
Median salary: all fields of education $65,000 $58,000 $60,000