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Chart 6 Mean age-adjusted earnings of female college graduates by field of study, 2010

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  earnings (2010 dollars)
Criminology* 63,721.11
Registered nursing, nursing administration, nursing research and clinical nursing* 62,440.77
Allied health diagnostic, intervention and treatment professions* 62,414.53
Physical science technologies/technicians* 60,167.22
Natural resources management and policy* 60,125.59
Engineering technology, general* 60,104.41
Environmental control technologies/technicians* 59,965.62
Computer science* 59,657.24
Civil engineering technology/technician* 58,543.90
Criminal justice and corrections* 58,084.76
Public relations, advertising and applied communication* 57,860.16
Computer engineering technologies/technicians* 56,645.44
Human resources management and services* 56,541.37
Industrial production technologies/technicians* 56,348.83
Quality control and safety technologies/technicians* 55,664.24
Journalism* 55,221.25
Electrical and electronic engineering technologies/technicians* 54,910.63
Computer programming* 54,900.13
Insurance* 54,611.24
Computer systems analysis/analyst* 54,577.52
Communication and media studies* 53,607.06
Architectural sciences and technology* 53,501.99
Computer and information sciences and support services, general* 53,389.61
Clinical/medical laboratory science/research and allied professions* 53,321.46
Marketing* 53,224.81
Finance and financial management services* 52,878.82
Science technologies/technicians, general* 52,250.73
Audiovisual communications technologies/technicians* 51,967.74
Biological and physical sciences* 50,951.52
Real estate* 50,930.97
Business/commerce, general* 50,119.00
Drafting/design engineering technologies/technicians 48,830.42
Accounting and related services* 48,766.87
Business administration, management and operations* 48,487.25
Legal support services* 48,448.49
All fields of study 47,581.67
Ophthalmic and optometric support services and allied professions 47,480.90
Parks, recreation and leisure studies 47,327.97
Forestry 47,135.44
Computer/information technology administration and management 47,119.57
Graphic communications 46,423.86
General sales, merchandising and related marketing operations 46,296.89
Practical nursing, vocational nursing and nursing assistants* 46,092.79
Hospitality administration/management* 46,080.00
Health and physical education/fitness 46,062.35
Design and applied arts* 45,979.89
Dental support services and allied professions* 45,753.17
Specialized sales, merchandising and marketing operations* 45,619.93
Foods, nutrition and related services 45,521.20
Health services/allied health/health sciences, general* 45,422.64
Human services, general* 45,190.83
Rehabilitation and therapeutic professions* 44,655.81
Social work* 44,547.75
Film/video and photographic arts* 44,102.37
Library and archives assisting* 44,064.89
Somatic bodywork and related therapeutic services* 43,669.61
Mental and social health services and allied professions* 43,645.36
Education, general* 43,271.99
Allied health and medical assisting services* 42,975.89
Computer software and media applications* 42,860.49
Social sciences, general* 42,448.95
Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities* 42,120.48
Fine arts and art studies* 42,052.27
Data entry/microcomputer applications* 42,046.00
Special education and teaching* 41,907.93
Dietetics and clinical nutrition services* 41,547.00
Business operations support and assistant services* 41,356.81
Accounting and computer science* 41,063.90
Health and medical administrative services* 40,636.28
French language and literature, general* 39,698.02
Human development, family studies and related services* 39,371.33
Applied horticulture/horticultural business services* 38,855.19
Teaching assistants/aides* 37,684.05
Culinary arts and related services* 37,065.79
Health aides/attendants/orderlies* 36,484.79
Cosmetology and related personal grooming services* 36,158.04
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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