in professional, scientific, and technical services hired the most new college
engineering graduates in 2012, according to a new report by the National
Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
January 2013 Salary Survey found that these employers—who hired for a variety of engineering and software
development positions—paid their new engineering hires salaries that averaged
$61,945. (See Figure 1.)
for engineering graduates remains strong, and that is reflected in the high
starting salaries paid to these graduates,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive
scientific, and technical services firms were manufacturing employers and
government agencies, whose average salaries to new engineering graduates were
$61,146 and $66,812, respectively.
organizations hired new engineering graduates for a variety of engineering and
management positions; government agencies hired them for various engineering
the top employers for 2012 engineering graduates were those in educational
services ($58,733), who hired engineering graduates primarily for postsecondary
teaching positions, and information ($67,533), who mostly hired these graduates
for jobs as computer programmers.
summary of the January 2013 Salary Survey
report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-survey-data/.
report on starting salaries for Class of 2013 college graduates will be
available in the April 2013 issue of Salary
Salary Survey: Salary Survey
reports starting salaries for new college graduates in more than 90 disciplines
at the bachelor’s-degree level. Data contained in the report are reported by
employers, represent accepted starting salaries (not salary offers), and are
produced through a compilation of data derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor
Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and a master set of data developed by Job
Search Intelligence. Data for the January 2013 report were retrieved in November
2012, and reflect the final results for the Class of 2012. Salary Survey
is published in January, April, and September.
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