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Labor market, economics, Ph.D., non-tenure track, salary, tenure track


This year, the survey questionnaire was sent to 371 organizations. Questionnaires were returned by 182 (49.1 percent) for a response rate that was higher than the 2003-04-survey response rate of 48.4 percent. Of this year’s responses, 120 (65.9 percent) were from among those who responded to last year’s survey; 62 (34.1 percent) came from new respondents. Among the academic institutions responding, the distribution of highest degrees offered was as follows: Ph.D.—44.5 percent; Master—13.2 percent; Bachelor—33.0 percent. The remaining 9.3 percent did not indicate their highest degree offered. Two of the respondents were non-academic organizations. The responses are reported for all respondents (including the non-academic institutions and schools that did not report “highest degree offered”), and separately for Ph.D. degree-granting institutions and for schools whose highest degree offered is the Bachelor or Master degree. Data for institutions in the National Research Council’s Research Doctorate Report, 1995, are reported as a subset of Ph.D. degree-granting schools. They are referred to as the Top 30.