Just released: the 2017 Dauphine Master's graduate Employment Survey (class of 2015)


A vast majority of our graduates are satisfied with their first job: search time, interest, salary level…

For the past 9 years, Université Paris-Dauphine has carried out an annual employment survey of Master's graduates, one year after graduation. This year's survey of the Master's graduating class of 2015 has just been released.

Job satisfaction

  • 94% of those surveyed were satisfied with their jobs and with their work environment
  • 87% of respondents were satisfied with their level of responsibility
  • 77% of respondents were satisfied with their in-house career perspectives and with their work-life balance

Job consistent with level of diploma

of those surveyed consider that their job is consistent with their level of diploma, 81% considered that their job corresponds to their academic field and 89% that it is consistent with a Bac+5 level of education. The results are up over the previous survey.

The gender gap persists…

Although women's employment rate (86.3%) is just 1% lower than their male colleagues' (87.2%), the gap in terms of level of positions and salary is considerable higher. 94% of the men surveyed had managerial positions (cadre) compared to only 88% of the women. As for salary levels, female graduates still earn 13% less than male graduates.


One year into the job, the average annual gross income of respondents with permanent employment contracts (CDI) was €42,111 (median income: €40,000). Job search duration has stabilized at an average of 2.5 months (median: 1 month).

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* The Survey was carried out in collaboration with Pluricité, a consulting group specialized in public policy assessment, between January 2nd and March 5th 2017. 72.3% of the Master's graduating class of 2015, i.e. 1,350 graduates responded to the survey.