A recent survey found that nearly 40% of Israeli university graduates have an associate degree, while fewer than 5% have a PhD. The survey, conducted by the Palestinian Institute for Policy Studies (PIPES), asked university students and graduates whether they were satisfied with the average salaries they were earning, and found that those who had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher in science and engineering were almost two-thirds satisfied with their salary.
The institute, which works to promote Israeli research, has been working to improve Israeli research and technology employment opportunities.
The average salary of graduates of higher-education institutions was $96,000 in 2016, according to PIPES, while graduates of graduate schools with fewer than 20 students received an average of $56,000.
The study also found that the average salary for the Israeli workforce was about $46,000, well below the $70,000 average for the US.
The top 3% of the Israeli population earned an average $98,000 last year, followed by the top 10%, with an average income of $107,000 according to the PIPE survey.
The research was published in the latest issue of The Jerusalem Report, a leading newspaper in the West Bank.