Class of 2013 Salary Statistics

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.

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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:

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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.

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Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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Class of 2013 Salary Statistics

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