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

  1. 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.
  2. 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?

Thank you


If you care about your career, be prepared to move to wherever you find the best opportunity.

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  • 100%...He must weigh up his priorities. – Jason Born Dec 3 '17 at 12:43

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