AVERAGE SALARIES BY DISCIPLINE

The overall average starting salary for the Class of 2013 graduates currently stands at $45,327, an increase of 2.4% over the reported average of $44,259 for the Class of 2012 graduates.

Bolstering this positive news is the fact that salary increases are not limited to certain fields of study that are "carrying" the class. In fact, they are evident in all disciplines except one, computer science.

 

Broad Category
2013 Average Salary
2012 Average Salary Percent Change
Business $55,635 $51,541 7.9%
Communications $43,835 $42,286 3.7%
Computer Science $58,547 $60,038 -2.5%
Education $40,337 $39,080 3.2%
Engineering $62,062 $60,639 2.3%
Humanities & Social Sciences $37,791 $36,824 2.6%
Math & Sciences $42,731 $42,355 0.9%
Overall $45,327 $44,259 2.4%

 

Source: www.naceweb.org