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Salaries Climb for the Class of 2013

Salaries Climb for the Class of 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.

Here’s how that plays out for some new graduates:
2013 April Salary Survey - By Discipline
Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.

Top-Hiring Industries
Where will your new grad land after graduation? Below are the top five industries taking entry-level hires from the Class of 2013, the majors they are hiring from, and the average salary new hires are being paid.

Top-Hiring Industries and Top Majors Hired

Industry

2013 Average Salary

Educational Services
Biological Sciences/Life Sciences $38,900
Psychology $39,800
Elementary Teacher Education $39,600
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Business Administration/Management $56,500
Accounting $53,100
Political Science/Government $39,000
Healthcare and Social Assistance
Nursing $55,700
Health and Related Sciences $44,300
Psychology $33,900
Federal, State, and Local Governments
Criminal Justice and Corrections $36,300
Business Administration/Management $55,100
Psychology $41,300
Finance and Insurance
Business Administration/Management $54,000
Economics (Business/Managerial) $54,000
Finance $55,200

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

About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. The next salary report for the Class of 2013 will be published in September 2013.

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

 

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