Graduates of the Nicholas School of the Environment make a difference every day. They are employed around the world and across all sectors. They are in business, not-for-profit organizations, consulting firms, government agencies, research institutions, think tanks, and entrepreneurial enterprises.
95% of MEM and MF graduates secured employment within approximately six months of graduation.
For a summary of our 2016 graduating class, take a look at the latest Employment Profile (PDF) >
Class of 2017 Employment Snapshot data coming soon.
EMPLOYMENT SNAPSHOT – CLASS OF 2016
SALARIES SNAPSHOT – CLASS OF 2016
Salaries vary widely depending on the type of employer, individual qualifications, previous experience, and job location. Recent MEM/MF graduates reported salaries ranging from under $40,000 to over $130,000. For December 2014 and May 2015, the median salary was $62,500.
|Business / Industry||$75K||$115K|
|Entrepreneur / Start-up||$47.5K||$130K+|
|Law / Legal||$67.5K||N/A|
|Non-profit / NGO||$52.5K||$77.5K|
|Research Institute / Think tank||$42.5K||N/A|
|State / Local Government||$62.5K||N/A|
|Coastal Environmental Management (CEM)||$52.5K||$62.5K|
|Ecosystem Science and Conservation (ESC)||$50K||$62.5K|
|Ecotoxicology and Environmental Health (EEH)||$72.5K||N/A|
|Energy and Environment (EE)||$72.5K||$120K|
|Environmental Economics and Policy (EEP)||$52.5K||$72.5K|
|Global Environmental Change (GEC)||$57.5K||N/A|
|Water Resources Management (WRM)||$60K||N/A|
|Duke Environmental Leadership (online)||$82.5K|
10-YEAR EMPLOYMENT PROFILE
In 2013, we conducted a special alumni survey to see where our graduates had landed during a 10-year period. 96% of respondents reported having careers directly or closely related to their MEM or MF degree.