ERIC Number: ED075192
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Dec
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Professional Income of Engineers 1972.
Alden, John D.; And Others
A report on the present level of engineering salaries is presented on the basis of the Commission's tenth survey among 860 establishments covering 167,225 engineering graduates, about 20 percent of all degree-holding engineers. Two questionnaires are used, one for non-supervisory graduates and the other for those in supervisory positions. Salary information is based on years since baccalaureate degree as a measure of experience. Fourteen industrial groupings, three governmental levels, and educational institutions are reported by separate groups of smoothed curves, together with composite curves for all manufacturing and all nonmanufacturing industry. The remaining curves are presented to show effects on salaries of three different degree levels and eight geographical regions. Returns are weighted to insure the best overall indicator of salary patterns. Each group of curves is further analyzed in terms of supervisory and non-supervisory subgroups; and median, upper and lower decile, and upper and lower quartile data are plotted separately. A plot of median earnings versus years of experience is also provided for the entire group covered in ten surveys to show annual increases in comparison with consumer price indices. The present publication is not applicable to evaluation of individual salary situations. (CC)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Engineers, Income, Labor Market, Questionnaires, Salaries, Surveys, Wages, Work Experience
Engineering Manpower Commission, 345 East 47th Street, New York, N. Y. 10017 ($5.00)
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Authoring Institution: Engineers Joint Council, New York, NY. Engineering Manpower Commission.