I'm not sure if this is the correct StackExchange site to post this on, but I did not see one that was a closer fit.
I'm graduating with my Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from a mid-tier program in the US in May. I am targeting industry as my prefered career path and was advised to start applying to jobs a few months ago.
I've had phone screenings with a few companies that have told me to get back in contact in the new year. However, I got a good offer (pay/benefits/semi-interesting work) from one company that's far away from my hometown (which I would prefer to be near).
So after all this set-up I have two questions
- Does anyone have resources about the pay for a newly minted ME PhD? I found a report from the ASME/ASCE from 2012 (Exhibit 11) that lists some statistics. But I was hoping for something more up to date.
- Should I be worried that I'm not getting more interviews, or is this simply a product of May being relatively far out for companies to hire?