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NABE Survey: Salary
Characteristics (1996)


Entry-Level Salaries

Salary Description Comments
$35000/yr median starting salary
Masters level
all cities
(higher than $32006 at Masters
level reported two years ago)
$29000/yr Bachelors degree  
$40000/yr ABD degree  
$45015/yr Ph.D. degree  
$40000/yr median starting salary
San Francisco, Los Angeles,
New York
$49988/yr non-durable manufacturing
(top industry pay)
all cities
$42000/yr real estate industry all cities
$40000/yr durable manufacturing,
retail and wholesale trade,
securities
all cities


Post-Entry-Level Salaries

Salary
(Primary Comp.)
Years of Experience
$62499/yr 5 - 9 years
$70001/yr 10 - 14 years
$80000/yr 15 - 19 years
$90001/yr 20 - 24 years
$95001/yr 25+ years


Median Salary by Area of Compensation
(Primary + "Additional")

Salary+ Area of Compensation
$73000 + $14999 Median Salary, all NABE
Respondents in 1996
$94000 + $24998 macro forecaster
$91500 + $18000 general administration
$90001 + $19996 consulting
$84000 + $20000 international economist
$75000 + $10004 corporate planning
$75000 + $22000 financial economist
$65000 + $120000 trader
$5000 - $20000 (secondary professional income,
added to above)

Top Cities: Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles
(above $90000/yr)