Because of today’s down economy, entry- and mid-level employees are facing lower salaries, according to the 2011 College Salary Report by PayScale Inc.

Princeton University boasts the highest mid-career salary for its graduates for the first time, and it is the lone school with median mid-career pay greater than $125,000 per year, the report finds. The report was first conducted in 2008, and before the recession hit, Dartmouth College, Princeton, MIT, Stanford University and Yale University had mid-career medians of over $125,000.

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