Seattle - March 12, 2012
Harvard University defeats Duke in the championship game of the 2012 PayScale.com Salary Madness bracket. Harvard's typical graduate salary is $110,000/year. Duke's typical graduate salary is $97,600/year. Harvard keeps the Salary Madness title in the Ivy League following Princeton's 2011 title.
PayScale, Inc., the world's largest real-time online salary dataset, today unveiled its Fifth Annual Salary Madness brackets.
PayScale analyzed the March Madness brackets by typical salaries of graduates from each participating institution and came up with their own March Madness predictions. All salary data used in the 2012 PayScale Salary Madness brackets are from PayScale's 30 million+ employee career profiles.
2012 Salary Madness highlights include:
- Bracket median salary breakdowns are as follows:
- South Bracket - $66,400
- West Bracket - $65,400
- East Bracket - $67,900
- Midwest Bracket - $69,600
- Syracuse is the #1 seed with the highest median alumni pay at $74,200. This just edges out North Carolina ($73,300)
- Long Island is the highest paid #16 seed with median alumni salaries of $65,200.
- The average salary for the 68 schools in the tournament is $67,500 which is just down from the $68,300 average we had last year.
- The lowest median alumni pay was Mississippi Valley State University at $36,500.
"This year's Salary Madness does nothing to dispel the view of east coast dominance when it comes to elite hoops, academics and earning potential with Virginia, Duke, Georgetown and Harvard making the Fat Wallet Four,” said Katie Bardaro, Lead Economist, PayScale.
Previous Salary Madness brackets can be found here:http://www.payscale.com/2011-march-madness-predictions http://www.payscale.com/2010-march-madness-predictions http://www.payscale.com/2009-march-madness-predictions http://www.payscale.com/2008-march-madness-predictions
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