Table summary

  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of physical sciences, 68.4 per cent were male and 30.5 per cent were female.
  • The median age of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of physical sciences, was 30 years.
  • Overall, 89.5 per cent of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of physical sciences, were available for full-time employment after graduation, with a further 5.3 per cent in full-time study, 2.1 per cent in part-time or casual employment, and 3.2 per cent unavailable for full-time study or work.
  • Out of masters research/PhD graduates in the field of physical sciences who were available for full-time employment, 77.6 per cent were in full-time employment.
  • The median salary for masters research/PhD graduates in the field of physical sciences was $80,000.

What are the characteristics of masters research/PhD graduates?

Males Females Total
Survey responses: physical sciences 65 29 95
Sex: physical sciences (%)~ 68.4 30.5 100
Sex: all fields of education (%)~ 44.8 55.1 100
Median age: masters research/PhD graduates (years) 30 29 30
Median age: all fields of education (years) 35 35 35

What are masters research/PhD graduates doing after graduation?

Available for full-time employment (%) 89.2 89.7 89.5
In further full-time study (%) 6.2 3.4 5.3
Part-time or casual employment (%) 1.5 3.4 2.1
Unavailable for full-time study or work (%) 3.1 3.4 3.2
Of those available for full-time employment:
In full-time employment: physical sciences (%) 81.0 69.2 77.6
In full-time employment: all fields of education (%) 80.0 77.5 78.7

Most frequently reported occupations:

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

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

Median salary: physical sciences $80,000 $77,500 $80,000
Median salary: all fields of education $80,000 $78,000 $80,000