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  • Current Benchmarks

    September 16, 2016 | By NACE Staff

    Data is used to determine current benchmarks.

    TAGS: compensation, salaries

    Average starting salary

    Bachelor’s degree candidate – Class of 2016 (annual): $50,359
    (Spring 2017 Salary Survey)

    Intern - bachelor's degree level: $18.06 (hourly)
    Co-op - bachelor's degree level: $17.99 (hourly)
    (2017 Compensation Guide for Interns and Co-ops)

    Benefits (top 3)

    Bachelor’s degree candidate:

    • Life insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Company matched 401(k) plan

    (2016 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey)

    Intern: Social activities, paid holidays, 401(k)
    Co-op: Paid holidays, social activities, service time counts if converted to FTE
    (2017 Compensation Guide for Interns and Co-ops)

    Professional salaries (average)

    Director, Career Services: $75,058
    (2016-17 Career Services Benchmark Survey)

    Director, College Relations/Recruiting: $114,207
    (2016 Recruiting Benchmarks Survey)

    Student expectations

    Average salary (all majors, bachelor's degree level): $42,183

    Top 3 benefits:

    • Company-matched 401(k) program
    • Dental and medical insurance
    • Guaranteed annual salary increase

    (Class of 2016 Student Survey)