1. Eighty-two economics departments reported 516 new Ph.D.s who sought employment for the 2010-11 academic year. Of these job seekers, 457 (88.6 percent) were successful.
2. Among the successful job seekers, 62.4 percent found employment in academic institutions as compared to 62.8 percent in the 2009-10 year.
3. Respondents to the current survey report a mean actual salary for the 2010-11 academic year of $87,596 or 6.6 percent below what was expected.
4. For Ph.D. granting institutions, the mean actual salary in 2010-11 was $98,542, compared to an average of $115,000 for the Top 30 economics departments, and an average of $75,612 for bachelor and masters degree-granting institutions.