Universities

Canada

(source from http://gencareershift.blogspot.com/)

If you’re a soon-to-be university graduate entering the workforce in Canada, you might be wondering how much salary you can expect to earn.  Our ongoing research suggests that you are probably over-estimating the salary that you are likely to earn in your first year.  To help you out, here are some data from the March 2011 Labour Force Survey.  The salaries given are the usual salaries of full-time employed Canadians aged 22-24 who have a university bachelor’s degree. (data courtesy of Statistics Canada).

 
Male
Female
Newfoundland
$40,932.70
$24,574.42
Prince Edward Island
$29,120.00
$30,081.25
Nova Scotia
$29,044.40
$33,047.14
New Brunswick
$35,974.17
$30,056.92
Québec
$44,346.07
$38,819.74
Ontario
$41,826.09
$36,448.27
Manitoba
$39,107.71
$31,111.84
Saskatchewan
$36,883.54
$40,561.91
Alberta
$39,736.67
$42,052.49
British Columbia
$28,634.54
$29,470.01

If you happen to live in one of the big 3 cities, you’ll fare a bit better in general:

 
 
Male
Female
Montreal
$42,391.73
$38,785.78
Toronto
$47,937.46
$35,646.61
Vancouver
$31,069.45
$30,496.87
Other CMA or Non-CMA
$37,409.02
$37,188.21

Ontario

The latest university graduates’ employment outcome survey  published by Council of Ontario Universities shows the following:

$98,333—Dentistry (100.0)
$92,667—Pharmacy (98.6)
$89,091—Optometry (100.0)
$72,452—Law (94.4)
$71,410—Veterinary Medicine (97.6)
$67,256—Medicine (99.3)
$62,865—Nursing (99.0)
$60,548—Engineering (94.9)
$58,587—Computer Science (95.8)
$56,117—Mathematics (91.6)
$53,643—Other Health Professions (93.9)
$52,276—Business and Commerce (94.9)
$50,760—Other Arts and Science (92.6)
$49,469—Average Graduate Salary
$47,857—Therapy and Rehabilitation (96.0)
$46,765—Education (95.8)
$45,427—Physical Sciences (93.7)
$45,104—Food Science and Nutrition (93.8)
$43,468—Social Sciences (92.5)
$42,181—Agricultural and Biological Sciences (89.9)
$43,571—Journalism (95.2)
$42,000—Forestry (100.0)
$41,667—Architecture and Landscape Architecture (96.4)
$38,407—Humanities (90.9)
$35,000—Theology (100.0)
$34,653—Fine and Applied Arts (93.5)

USA

In the research titled The Economic Value of College Majors, the following are the top 10 majors with the highest median earnings:

  1. Petroleum Engineer ($120,000)
  2. Pharmacy/pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration ($105,000)
  3. Mathematics and Computer Sciences ($98,000)
  4. Aerospace Engineering ($87,000)
  5. Chemical Engineering ($86,000)
  6. Electrical Engineering ($85,000)
  7. Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering ($82,000)
  8. Mechanical Engineering ($80,000)
  9. Metallurgical Engineering ($80,000)
  10. Mining and Mineral Engineering ($80,000)

The 10 majors with the lowest median earnings are:

  1. Counseling/Psychology ($29,000)
  2. Early Childhood Education ($36,000)
  3. Theology and Religious Vocations ($38,000)
  4. Human Services and Community Organizations ($38,000)
  5. Social Work ($39,000)
  6. Drama and Theater Arts ($40,000)
  7. Studio Arts ($40,000)
  8. Communication Disorders Sciences and Services ($40,000)
  9. Visual and Performing Arts ($40,000)
  10. Health and Medical Preparatory Programs ($40,000)

About henry416
I am a computer technology explorer and an university student based on Toronto. If you have any question, please feel free to discuss and comment here

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