Employment Profiles and Salary Data

Class of 2012 Masters Employment Profiles and Salary Data


  High Mean Median
Annual Salaries by Degree
Single degree, n=39 $150,000 $58,978 $60,000
Joint degree, n=13 $170,000 $106,346 $100,000
Total, n=52 $170,000 $70,820 $61,000
Annual Salaries by Sector
Not-for-Profit/Non Governmental, n=15 $66,000 $48,067  $55,000
Private (Business/Consulting), n=29 $170,000 $77,500 $67,500
Private (Business/Law), n=13 $167,000 $103,769 $100,000
Government/Public Sector, n=11 $109,000 $66,285 $60,000
Academic (K-Higher Education), n=4 $77,000 $46,500 $47,500
Employment Sectors & Further Academic Study
Sector Percentage
Academic (K-Higher Education) 11%
Further Study 15%
Government/Public Sector 17%
Not-for-Profit/Non Governmental 27%
Private (Business/Law) 14%
Private (Business/Consulting) 15%
Self/Social Enterpreneurial 1%

Sample First Jobs, 6-months Out, 2006-11

Our graduates take their first jobs in a vast range of environmental fields domestically and internationally, covering everything from forest or wildlife conservation with large international non-government organizations to industrial sustainability for small New England manufacturers.  For complete first job listings by year, see the pdfs below.  Representative positions from 2006-11.

Post-Graduation Employment Data

A survey is taken six months following graduation each year, to determine the academic and employment activities of recent FES graduates. These summaries provide employment statistics including salary information. The results of the surveys from the classes of 2008-11 are given below.

Summer Internships & Research

Students are required to complete internships or research projects as part of their masters program at FES. Summer work takes place locally, nationally and internationally. See below for the most recent data on our students' summer work.
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