Each year, the National Association of Colleges and Employers surveys students to gather starting salary information from graduates from across the country. Here are some of the findings for 2013:
Starting salaries for the Class of 2013 continue to climb as the job market for college graduates improves.
The average starting salary for a new college graduate earning a bachelor’s degree is $44,928—up 5 percent over the average starting salary earned by members of the Class of 2012, according to a new study by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Generally, however, for humanities and social science majors, the average salary is $37,058. Here’s how that plays out for some graduates with a humanities degree:
Technical majors—particularly those in engineering—went over that average and dominated the list of top-paying majors in 2013, according to NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey. The survey found that seven engineering majors were among the 10 highest-paid at the bachelor’s-degree level.
Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.