Spotlight for Recruiting ProfessionalsMay 1, 2013
By a wide margin, mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction is the top-paying industry for Class of 2013 college graduates, according to results of NACE’s April 2013 Salary Survey.
These employers paid new graduate hires starting salaries that average $84,182, more than $25,000 greater than the next four top-paying majors. This cluster—separated by just $4,000—includes the second highest-paying industry, management of companies and enterprises ($56,955), followed by construction ($56,837), manufacturing ($55,084), and finance and insurance ($52,875).
An executive summary of the April 2013 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-survey-data/.
NACE’s next report on starting salaries for Class of 2013 college graduates will be in the September 2013 issue of Salary Survey.
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