From Census.gov > America Counts: Stories Behind the Numbers > Does Majoring in STEM Lead to a STEM Job After Graduation? (June 02, 2021):
STEM Majors Earned More Than Other STEM Workers
Majoring in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) does not guarantee a job in a STEM occupation but it typically means a bump in pay.
Among the 50 million employed college graduates ages 25 to 64 in 2019, 37% reported a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering but only 14% worked in a STEM occupation, according to the Census Bureau’s 2019 American Community Survey 1-year estimates.
This translates into less than a third (28%) of STEM-educated workers actually working in a STEM job.
Source: 2021 American Community Survey (ACS), 1-year estimates.
From Business and Economy / Surveys and Programs the following tables have data (newest to oldest) for sector NAICS 541: Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services:
Source: Surveys & Program > Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics (LEHD)
Note: Post-Secondary Employment Outcomes is a new set of statistics on the earnings outcomes and employment flows of graduates of select post-secondary institutions in the United States. These statistics are generated by matching university transcript data with a national database of jobs.
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