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Computer and information sciences is the top-paid Class of 2019 discipline at the master’s-degree level, according to preliminary results reported to NACE.
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The preliminary average starting salary for Class of 2019 grads is 10.6 percent higher than the reported fall average for Class of 2018 grads.
There are differences by internship status in the ways that students approach the job search and their expectations for their starting salaries.
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Graduates earning a degree in computer science, business, and engineering were among the highest paid in the Class of 2018 at the advanced degree levels.
Graduates earning a degree in transportation and materials moving were the highest paid in the Class of 2018 at the associate degree level.
At $50,944, the overall average starting salary for the Class of 2018 is less than 1 percent higher than the final average salary for the Class of 2017.
Business administration/management majors
are projected to have the highest starting salary among Class of 2019 business
grads earning master’s degrees.
systems majors are projected to have the highest starting salary among Class of
2019 business grads earning bachelor’s degrees.
Although it’s early in the
chemical engineers are projected to have the top starting salary among Class of
2019 engineering grads.
In terms of a college
graduate’s starting salary, earning a master’s degree can make a substantial