Doctoral Outcomes and Salaries

The MIT Doctoral Student Exit Survey is administered by Institutional Research (IR), Office of the Provost at MIT, on an ongoing basis to PhD/ScD recipients. The Doctoral Student Exit Survey merges questions from the Survey of Earned Doctorates (a survey administered by the NSF and NORC), questions that evaluate their experiences in their program, and outcomes questions (e.g., employment and salary). Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) develops a PDF report summarizing doctoral career-related information including graduation plans, top employers and industries, as well as starting salaries by department and occupation. Explore IR’s interactive dashboard and CAPD’s supplemental PDF report to get insights on:

  • Plans after leaving MIT
  • Starting salaries by department and occupation
  • What industries are hiring MIT graduates
  • Names of top employers
  • Graduate program ratings
  • Details on respondents professional development