S. Dakota mining school’s new grads beat Harvard’s for pay #rsrh

http://fuelfix.com/blog/2012/09/17/s-dakota-mining-schools-new-grads-beat-harvards-for-pay/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

“Harvard University’s graduates are earning less than those from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology after a decade-long commodity bull market created shortages of workers as well as minerals.

“Those leaving the college of 2,300 students this year got paid a median salary of $56,700, according to PayScale Inc., which tracks employee compensation data from surveys. At Harvard, where tuition fees are almost four times higher, they got $54,100. Those scheduled to leave the campus in Rapid City, S.D., in May are already getting offers, at a time when about one in 10 recent U.S. college graduates is out of work.

“ ‘It doesn’t seem to be too hard to get a job in mining,” said Jaymie Trask, a 22-year-old chemical engineering major who was offered a post paying more than $60,000 a year at Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. “If you work hard in school for four or five years, you’re pretty much set.'”

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