Remuneration of graduates: as on 1 October 2000
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The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has undertaken regular surveys since 1971 to monitor the income of graduates. This is the fourteenth survey in the series. About 200 000 questionnaires were mailed to graduates of which 12 902 were returned. This represents a response rate of 6.4%. This report reflects the income of 10 049 graduates in approximately 150 occupations as at 1 October 2000. Employees in the public and private sectors are distinguished from self-employed persons. In addition to occupation and employer sector, the income is analysed according to years of work experience, working hours and age. The survey revealed that the median income package of self-employed persons was R235 746 per annum. In comparison with this, employees in the public sector earned R145 415 and employees in the private sector earned R221 000.