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


This year, the survey questionnaire was sent to 364 organizations. Questionnaires were returned by 176 (48.4 percent) for a response rate that was higher than the 2002-03-survey response rate of 43.1 percent. Of this year’s responses, 113 (64.2 percent) were from among those who responded to last year’s survey; 63 (35.8 percent) came from new respondents. Among the academic institutions responding, the distribution of highest degrees offered was as follows: Ph.D.—44.8 percent; Master—8.5 percent; Bachelor—32.4 percent. The remaining 14.3 percent did not indicate their highest degree offered. One of the respondents was a non-academic organization. The responses are reported for all respondents (including the non-academic institution 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.