Data on Philosophy PhDs in Non-Academic Positions

[photo by J. Weinberg] 14%, according to surveying done by Academic Placement Data and Analysis (APDA).

In a post over at The Philosophers’ Cocoon, Marcus Arvan (Tampa), who is on APDA’s board of advisors, shares a good amount of information that the project collected about non-academic careers for philosophers.
How many philosophy PhDs go on to pursue non-academic employment?

  • Mean salaries reported 
    • Academic: $79,237 (n = 477)
    • Non-Academic: $179,833 (n = 42)
  • Median Salaries
    • Academic: $73,000 
    • Non-Academic: $100,000 

Related: Non-Academic Hires, Supporting Non-Academic Careers, Program Funds Non-Academic Internships for Philosophy PhD Students, Duties to Graduate Students Pursuing Non-Academic Careers, APA Issues New Guide For Philosophers Seeking Non-Academic Jobs, New Site Interviews Philosophers With Non-Academic Careers, Profiles of Non-Academics with Philosophy Degrees

Here’s one tidbit:
Head to the Cocoon for further details.