• Computer Science Projects Top Starting Salary for Master’s Degree Grads

    Spotlight for Career Services Professionals
    Spotlight for Recruiting Professionals
    January 21, 2015

    Computer science majors have the highest average starting salary projection among master’s degree graduates from the college Class of 2015, according to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey.

    The survey found that starting salaries for Class of 2015 master’s degree graduates in computer science average $71,140. (See Figure 1.)

    The salaries of engineering and business majors follow just behind. The average starting salary for Class of 2015 graduates earning master’s degrees in engineering is projected to be $69,698, while business majors earning master’s degrees can anticipate earning salaries that average $67,890.

    Math and sciences majors are expected to earn the next highest salary—$64,465.

    The remainder of the master’s degree broad categories have salary projections that exceed $50,000.

    Data contained in the report were obtained by surveying NACE employer members from August 11, 2014, through November 24, 2014. A total of 316 surveys were returned for a 30.4 percent response rate. An executive summary of the January 2015 Salary Survey report—the first salary report for the Class of 2015—is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.