Table A.18
Median income of graduates who reported being overqualified1 for their job in 2007, by field of study

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  Median income Confidence limits (95%)
Lower Upper
All fields of study
Not overqualified 65,000 64,090 65,910
Overqualified 60,000 58,680 61,320
Life sciences
Not overqualified 53,000 50,456 55,544
Overqualified 55,000 51,150 58,850
Not overqualified 70,000 68,320 71,680
Overqualified 66,000 62,568 69,432
Computer, mathematics and physical sciences
Not overqualified 60,000 58,200 61,800
Overqualified 60,000 57,240 62,760
Psychology and social sciences
Not overqualified 65,000 63,440 66,560
Overqualified 60,000 57,000 63,000
Not overqualified 61,000 59,658 62,342
Overqualified 44,000 39,336 48,664
Education and other fields of study
Not overqualified 79,600 78,167 81,033
Overqualified 65,000 62,010 67,990
1. Overqualified: definition based on the respondent's self identified perception.
Note: Excludes unpaid workers, respondents still taking education credits and those outside the labour force.
Sources: Statistics Canada, National Graduates Survey (Class of 2005).
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