Spotlight for Career Services ProfessionalsSpotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsApril 16, 2014
Engineering majors hold eight of the top 10 spots on the list of top-paid majors for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to NACE's April 2014 Salary Survey.
At the top of the list is petroleum engineering with an average starting salary of $95,300, which is $28,000 more than the next highest average starting salary. (See Figure 1.)
Computer science and management information systems/business are the only non-engineering majors among the top-10 highest-paid at the bachelor's-degree level.
An executive summary of the April 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.
Source: April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. All data are for bachelor’s degree graduates.
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