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Chart 5 Mean age-adjusted earnings of male college graduates by field of study, 2010

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Data table for Chart 5
  earnings (2010 dollars)
Mining and petroleum technologies/technicians* 102,986.37
Stationary energy sources installer and operator* 95,567.23
Air transportation* 85,555.94
Marine transportation* 79,132.03
Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, other* 79,097.60
Engineering technology, general* 77,764.65
Allied health diagnostic, intervention and treatment professions* 77,286.24
Construction engineering technology/technician* 76,831.14
Criminology* 76,813.48
Electromechanical and instrumentation and maintenance technologies/technicians* 76,179.01
Fire protection* 75,599.86
Civil engineering technology/technician* 75,477.95
Physical science technologies/technicians* 74,871.55
Industrial production technologies/technicians* 74,417.63
Insurance 74,334.48
Criminal justice and corrections* 73,719.06
Natural resources conservation and research* 73,513.93
Physics* 73,366.47
Mechanical engineering related technologies/technicians* 73,283.42
Finance and financial management services* 73,266.05
Business/commerce, general* 72,607.34
Heavy/industrial equipment maintenance technologies* 72,338.60
Marketing* 72,064.16
Quality control and safety technologies/technicians 70,897.54
Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians* 70,474.75
Electrical and power transmission installers* 70,033.93
Architectural sciences and technology* 69,676.63
Engineering-related technologies 69,549.29
Chemistry 68,683.90
Computer programming 67,801.27
Communication and media studies 67,593.69
Plumbing and related water supply services 67,399.30
Natural resources management and policy 67,373.60
Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing 67,022.96
Computer science 66,964.54
Environmental control technologies/technicians 66,790.93
Drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians 66,683.77
Business administration, management and operations 66,646.43
All fields of study 66,610.55
Biological and physical sciences 66,557.86
Real estate 66,036.76
Computer engineering technologies/technicians 65,959.41
Computer systems analysis/analyst 65,479.55
Computer and information sciences and support services, general* 65,010.60
Heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration maintenance technology/technician 64,986.89
Public relations, advertising and applied communication 64,651.63
Accounting and related services* 64,400.81
Forestry* 63,692.76
Legal support services* 63,618.07
Management information systems and services 63,412.36
General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations 62,942.67
Human resources management and services* 62,024.61
Wildlife and wildlands science and management* 61,991.61
Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions* 61,537.36
Precision metal working* 61,441.61
Geography and cartography* 61,150.76
Vehicle maintenance and repair technologies* 61,136.45
Electrical/electronics maintenance and repair technology* 60,967.79
Funeral service and mortuary science 60,860.24
Computer/information technology administration and management* 60,764.93
Allied health and medical assisting services* 60,630.79
Construction trades, general 59,776.29
Health and physical education/fitness* 59,323.01
Ground transportation* 59,320.01
Building/construction finishing, management and inspection* 59,263.27
Journalism* 59,027.07
Applied horticulture/horticultural business services* 58,947.88
Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians* 58,561.16
Mechanics and repairers, general* 58,229.15
Social sciences, general* 57,877.25
Parks, recreation and leisure studies* 57,131.39
Computer software and media applications* 56,356.23
Carpentry/carpenter* 55,822.00
Hospitality administration/management* 55,438.59
Drama/theatre arts and stagecraft* 54,825.27
Film/video and photographic arts* 54,651.15
Design and applied arts* 54,600.38
Agriculture, general* 54,094.76
Fine arts and art studies* 54,032.13
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities* 53,936.56
Social work* 53,918.53
Graphic communications* 53,389.71
Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations* 53,149.44
Music* 52,816.82
Business operations support and assistant services* 52,141.11
Special education and teaching* 50,280.07
Human services, general* 50,104.86
Woodworking* 49,989.17
Theological and ministerial studies* 49,335.65
Agricultural production operations* 48,328.77
Culinary arts and related services* 47,212.35
Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants* 47,185.93
Human development, family studies and related services* 45,618.17
Health aides/attendants/orderlies* 45,192.85
  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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