[There is an expanded version of the information presented in this post here]
The internet loves discussing new grad salaries. Gregg Todd gives a brass-tacks breakdown of the issues driving PT pay in the outpatient environment, and there is at least one dedicated survey exploring this topic.
While we're likely all familiar with the national numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are some more detailed breakdowns within its Occupational Employment Statistics and I've included them here. Please note: this data relates to Metropolitan Statistical Areas as of May 2014. It does not encompass all of the the US--just dense populations in and around cities.
You may be surprised by some of the 10th percentile numbers--I know I was. I suspect (hope?) this data captures part-time workers which may explain why the low end goes so low. I've sent a question regarding this to the BLS for clarification, and if I ever get a response I'll update it here. If any of you with more experience out in the real world can gut-check some of these 10th and 25th percentile numbers, I would appreciate it.
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* definition of "wage" used by the OES:
Wages for the OES survey are straight-time, gross pay, exclusive of premium pay.
The following are included in the collection of OES wage data: Base rates, Commissions, Cost-of-living allowances, Deadheading pay, Guaranteed pay, Hazard pay, Incentive pay, Longevity pay, Over-the-road pay (Mileage), Piece rates, Portal-to-portal rates, Production bonuses, Tips
The following are excluded from the collection of OES wage data: Attendance bonuses, Back pay, Clothing allowances, Discount, Draw, Holiday bonus, Holiday premium pay, Jury duty pay, Meal and lodging payments, Merchandise discounts, Non-production bonuses, On-call pay, Overtime pay, Perquisites, Profit-sharing payments, Relocation allowances, Severance pay, Shift differentials, Stock bonuses, Tool/equipment allowances, Tuition repayment, Uniform allowance, Weekend premium pay, Year-end bonuses