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Chart 4 Mean age-adjusted earnings of female master's degree graduates by field of study, 2010

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  earnings (2010 dollars)
Finance and financial management services* 111,713.69
Business/commerce, general* 111,326.60
Business administration, management and operations* 99,367.15
Accounting and related services* 99,059.75
Engineering, general* 91,248.70
Public administration* 83,195.79
Human resources management and services 82,609.71
Economics 81,986.91
Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing 80,615.33
Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions 80,090.09
All fields of study 78,788.23
Political science and government 78,393.38
Computer science 77,776.23
Public health 76,621.10
Natural resources conservation and research 76,565.92
City/urban, community and regional planning 74,162.50
Educational administration and supervision* 74,090.00
Communication disorders sciences and services* 73,462.82
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities 73,144.27
English language and literature, general* 72,011.70
Biological and physical sciences* 71,978.86
Education, general* 71,312.80
History* 69,038.61
Sociology* 68,619.08
Social work* 67,453.45
Clinical, counselling and applied psychology* 67,449.63
Library science and administration* 67,438.91
Biology, general* 66,406.81
Biochemistry/biophysics and molecular biology* 66,244.51
Psychology, general* 66,128.40
Teacher education and professional development, specific subject areas* 65,941.22
Teacher education and professional development, specific levels and methods* 65,342.12
Linguistic, comparative and related language studies and services* 62,614.41
Student counselling and personnel services* 59,944.29
Theological and ministerial studies* 49,414.78
significantly different from reference category (p<0.05)
The 5% significance level indicates that the field of study is different than the average across all fields. The sample includes 25- to 54-year-olds who completed their highest level of education in Canada, who worked full year, full time (i.e., 49 to 52 weeks, mainly full time) as a paid employee, with positive wages and zero self-employment income. CIP: Classification of Instructional Programs.
Statistics Canada, 2011 National Household Survey.
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