Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsSpotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsFebruary 20, 2013
Companies in professional, scientific, and technical services hired the most new college engineering graduates in 2012, according to NACE’s January 2013 Salary Survey. (See Figure 1.)
These employers—which hired for a variety of engineering and software development positions—paid their new engineering hires salaries that averaged $61,945.
They were followed by manufacturing employers and federal, state, and local government agencies, whose average salaries to these graduates were $61,146 and $66,812, respectively. Manufacturing organizations hired new engineering graduates for a variety of engineering and management positions; government agencies hired for various engineering jobs.
Also among the top employers for 2102 engineering graduates were those in educational services ($58,733) for postsecondary teaching positions and information ($67,533) for jobs as computer programmers.
An executive summary of the January 2013 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-survey-data/.
NACE’s first report on starting salaries for Class of 2013 college graduates will be available in the April 2013 issue of Salary Survey.
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