HigherEdJobs.com just published salary information from 1,148 institutions for 2006-2007. One of the most interesting things to note is the salaries for the same position based on degree. In several cases (mostly management of all things), a position’s pay with a Doctorate is less than the same position with an Associates! Taken from the results:
|Job Title||All Institutions||Doctoral||Master’s||Baccalaureate||Two-Year|
|Computer Operator – Sr Level||$37,865||$37,265||$37,024||$41,953||$37,591|
The Information Technology field is backwards from any other field. To a degree, the more education you have, the greater the possibility of hurting your worth.
Why? Most traditional fields have remained stable when compared to the volatility of the IT field. Things change overnight. Someone with a doctorate is out of touch with the “latest and greatest”. I have seen this first hand at Clayton State.
I don’t know that this reason is why the results are they way they are, however it would seem to be the simplest explanation.