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SleepyGuyYawn

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Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« on: April 02, 2005, 09:45:36 PM »
Anybody knows what Pitt's new median starting salary and the 25/75 percentile for the private sector is?  And the percentage of people reporting? 

It was a pretty curious stat in last year's rankings.  I'd like to see if it makes more sense this year.

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Re: Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2005, 09:48:11 PM »
Private sector (25th-75th percentile): $70,000 - $140,000
Median in the private sector: $105,000
Percent in the private sector who reported salary information: 57%
Median in public service: $39,000

I included public since you said earlier you might go into that :)

SleepyGuyYawn

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Re: Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2005, 09:56:55 PM »
Thanks

Yea, let's just say that I didn't suspect them of cooking the numbers on the public service stats last year.

I should explain that I've been having this discussion with others on the board about Pitt's salary numbers (as well as some other USN numbers). 

In any case, these numbers surely attract people to Pitt.  But I have no idea where Pitt comes up with a 75th percentile number of 140k.  It's so bizarre.  It was the same last year.

And yes, I am planning on going into public service.  Nonetheless, I find this so strange.

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Re: Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2005, 09:59:18 PM »
Yeah, I agree. I didn't really research Pitt very much but their 75th is higher than most if not all of the T14.

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Re: Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2005, 10:07:23 PM »
Yea, I don't really know what to say about it.  Perhaps they include bonuses, but even then it would be too high for common sense.  Why don't they just say that their 75th percentile is three hundred grand.  It would be as believable in some ways .

Oh well.  I forgive them.  I still like the school...

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Re: Pitt's New Salary Numbers make more sense?
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2005, 11:55:32 AM »
Do either of you guys know these numbers for Villanova?  Where do you find the median in the private sector salary?
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