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Featuring:

Top Industries | Individual

Majors

Top employing Industries

Major by Occupational

Position | Industry

Top-Paying Positions

APRIL 2012

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about the Survey ... 3

executive Summary ... 4

Top-Paying Industries ... 7

Top-Hiring Industries ... 8

Starting Salary by academic Major | Bachelor’s Degrees ... 9

Salary ranges | Business Majors ... 9

Salary ranges | engineering Majors ... 11

Salary ranges | Humanities Majors ... 12

Salary ranges | Social Sciences Majors ... 13

Salary ranges | Math & Science Majors ... 13

Top Industries for Individual Majors ... 14

Top Majors Within Individual Industries ... 25

Top Industries | Top Majors ... 29

Major by Occupational Position | Industry ... 35

Occupational Position by Major | Industry ... 46

Top-Paying Positions ... 49

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Director of Foundation and Strategic research: edwin Koc

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copyright 2012 by the national association of colleges and employers. no part of this publication may be used, adapted, or reproduced in any manner without written permission.

THe neW Salary Survey

Since 1960, when the first issue of Salary Survey was published, NACE has been providing information

about salaries for new college graduates. Compiled from data provided by participating colleges and

universities that collected the information from their graduates, the report featured starting salary offers.

The Spring 2012 Salary Survey issue marks the second report using NACE’s new data collection

method. This new and improved report contains employer-based data gathered from government and

other sources, and the data are actual starting salaries, not offers. Because the data come from a

statistically valid sample of employers rather than from voluntary reports by students, the new report is

more representative of the college population as a whole; the old report was heavily weighted toward

engineering, accounting, and other disciplines that traditionally receive job offers prior to graduation.

The new report contains more data, and the data are more robust, allowing for additional analysis.

The change in methodology and the shift from salary offer data to actual salary data necessitate two

additional changes: First, in the past, the Winter report had been the first report for the new year’s

class. This year, the Winter 2012 report provided final salary data for the Class of 2011, and this

is-sue, the Spring 2012 report, marks the first report for the Class of 2012. Second: Due to the

seasonal-ity of the data, the

median

salary values are being compared from this year to last year, as opposed to

the

average

salaries.

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HOW TO reaD Salary Survey

STarTInG Salary By acaDeMIc MaJOr ...PG. 9

In this section, you will find the median starting salary according to the major field of study, with no regard to the

type of position or type of employer reporting the salary. refer to this section when you want to know the starting

salary for a graduate holding a degree in a specific discipline, such as accounting or computer science.

TOP InDuSTrIeS | InDIvIDual MaJOrS...PG. 14

This section shows data first by the major field of study, then by the type of employer (industry) reporting the

salaries. employer types are listed in descending order by number of reported new graduate entrants. See

this section when you want the average starting salary reported by a specific type of employer to a graduate

earning a degree in a specific major. This section may also be particularly helpful in examining the employer

types that hire the most new graduates of a particular major. (example: average salary that manufacturing firms

are reporting for electrical engineering graduates. also, the other industries that are hiring the most electrical

engineering graduates and their corresponding average salaries.)

TOP MaJOrS | InDIvIDual InDuSTrIeS ...PG. 25

This section contains the same basic information as “Top Industries/Individual Majors,” but in a different

order. you will see data by a specific type of employer (industry), then according to the average salary by

major field of study. Majors are listed in descending order by number of reported new grad entrants. use this

section to find the average starting salary reported by a specific type of employer to a graduate in a specific

major and to identify which majors were most hired into a specific industry. (example: Majors hired by

construction firms, and their corresponding average starting salaries.)

MaJOr By OccuPaTIOnal POSITIOn | InDuSTry .... PG. 35

This section shows data first by the major field of study, then according to the employers (industries) that

report-ed specific occupational positions and their corresponding average salaries. Industries and occupational

posi-tions are both listed in alphabetical order. use this section when you need information about the average salary

for a graduate with a specific major for a specific occupational position. (example: average starting salary for

an economics graduate hired in the banking industry performing as a financial manager.)

OccuPaTIOnal POSITIOn By MaJOr | InDuSTry ....PG. 46

This section contains the same information as “Major by Occupational Position/Industry,” but with the data

rearranged. It first shows data by occupational position, then by the employers (industries) that hired specific

majors. Industries and majors are both listed in alphabetical order. See this section when you need to know the

average starting salary for a specific occupational position held by a graduate with a certain major. (example:

average starting salary for an elementary or middle school teacher, who majored in mathematics.)

of labor Statistics, the census Bureau, and a master data set developed by Job Search Intelligence. Data for the

Spring 2012 Salary Survey report were retrieved in February 2012, and were compiled using a proprietary

meth-odology created by Job Search Intelligence. (Please note: Some fields include an asterisk, indicating that data are

not currently available in those instances. However, data will be available in future reports.)

Salary Survey (ISSn 1520-8648) is available to individuals holding organizational membership in the national

association of colleges and employers; it is also available on a subscription basis. Salary Survey is published three

times a year—January, april, and September—by the national association of colleges and employers, 62 Highland

ave., Bethlehem, Pa 18017-9085. For more information, see www.naceweb.org or contact nace at 800.544.5272.

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$70,000 $65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

Business Communications Computer Science Education Engineering Health Sci. Humanities & Social Sci. Math & Science

$47,748

$58,142

$38,612

$68,461

$50,806

$32,160

$40,022

$46,917

$56,383

$58,581

$43,477

$70,211

$48,923

$37,423

$43,232

$32,233

$49,815

$37,687

$34,789

$40,939

$41,939

$29,102

$49,599

$34,298

The first report on starting salaries the college class of 2012 kicks off with an increase in the average starting

sal-ary for bachelor’s degree students.

Overall, the average starting salary for a class of 2012 graduate is $44,442—a 6.6 percent increase over the

average salary reported for the class of 2011 in the Winter 2012

Salary Survey

report. However, much of that

leap can be attributed to seasonal factors. a truer comparison can be made between median salaries for the class

of 2012 and 2011: as illustrated in Figure 1, the overall median salary for class of 2012 grads is up 4.5 percent

over the median posted for the class of 2011. (note: as salaries in this report have only been nominally adjusted

for seasonality, this report uses median salaries—not average salaries—for comparison purposes.)

Broad category 2012 Median Salary 2011 Median Salary Percent change

Business $47,748 $47,282 1.0% communications $40,022 $38,549 3.8% computer Science $56,383 $55,087 2.4% education $37,423 $35,828 4.5% engineering $58,581 $58,802 -0.4% Health Sciences $43,477 $43,802 -0.7%

Humanities & Social Sciences $34,789 $34,630 0.5%

Math & Sciences $40,939 $39,928 2.5%

Overall $42,569 $40,735 4.5%

FIGure 1 |

medIAn sALARIes by dIscIPLIne

BuSIneSS

The overall median salary for business majors as a

group is up 1 percent to $47,748. While this appears

to be a small increase, many of the individual majors

report more substantial gains.

For accounting majors, the median salary is up 2.8

percent to $47,800. Top employers for accounting

grads include professional, scientific, and technical

services (including accounting) firms, but wholesale

employers offered top pay—$51,500 on average.

Business administration/management majors also saw

an increase in their starting salaries. Their median

salary rose 2.9 percent to $49,200. employers in the

finance and insurance industries reported the largest

number of new grad entrants, with an average

start-ing salary of $51,300. Highest pay, however, went

to business administration grads who landed jobs in

the finance and insurance industry; employers in this

industry provided these grads with an average salary

of $63,900.

among the business disciplines, economics graduates

earn the highest starting salaries. Their median

starting salary currently stands at $54,800, up 5.6

percent over last year’s median of $51,900. They

found the largest number of opportunities with finance

and insurance employers; their highest starting

salary—$57,000—also came from these employers.

Moreover, economics grads who landed jobs as

financial managers in the finance/insurance industry

saw their average salary top out at $64,000.

Starting salaries to finance majors start the year 2.3

percent higher than last year: their current median

sal-ary is $49,700. although their overall starting salsal-ary

is lower than that of economics graduates, those who

took jobs as financial managers outpaced their

counter-parts, earning an average starting salary of $66,000.

There is also positive news for marketing majors: Their

median salary is $49,600, up 3.8 percent. Those who

found jobs in the information industry did substantially

better, earning an average starting salary of $59,600.

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$65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

Business Communications Computer Science Education Engineering Health Sci. Humanities & Social Sci. Math & Science

$47,748

$58,142

$38,612

$68,461

$50,806

$32,160

$40,022

$46,917

$56,383

$58,581

$43,477

$48,923

$37,423

$43,232

$32,233

$49,815

$37,687

$34,789

$40,939

$41,939

$29,102

$49,599

$34,298

cOMMunIcaTIOnS

Students graduating in the communications fields also

saw their overall starting salary bump up. as a group,

their median starting salary rose 3.8 percent and now

stands at $40,022. In this group, all

majors—advertis-ing, communications, and journalism—saw their

start-ing salaries increase between 2 and 3 percent—but

many landed positions with more impressive starting

salaries. For example, advertising majors who took

management jobs in the management sector received

an average starting salary of $59,400.

cOMPuTer ScIenceS

Graduates within the computer sciences fields have

starting salaries that are 2.4 percent higher this year;

their overall median starting salary rose from $55,087

to $56,383. employers in the information sector

reported the highest number of new graduate entrants,

with an impressive starting salary to boot—$64,400.

eDucaTIOn

Of all the disciplines, those in the education fields saw

the highest increase to their median starting salary,

which rose 4.5 percent from $35,828 to $37,423.

Within this group, starting salaries are highest for

spe-cial education majors; their median salary now stands

at $42,200, up 2.2 percent over last year.

enGIneerInG

The overall median salary for graduates in the

engi-neering disciplines has changed little over last year.

The current median salary is $58,581, down less than

1 percent from last year’s median salary of $58,802.

computer engineering grads are the highest paid of

the engineering disciplines, with a median salary of

$67,800, a 0.6 percent increase over their class of

2011 counterparts’ median salary.

right behind computer engineering graduates are

aerospace engineering grads, who saw a 1.9

per-cent increase, bringing their median starting salary

to $64,200. The median salary for civil engineering

graduates had similar movement, rising 1.7 percent to

$55,300.

Bioengineering and chemical engineering students

post-ed identical increases (1 percent); their mpost-edian starting

salaries are $41,800 and $63,000, respectively.

electrical engineering graduates saw the largest

increase of the engineering disciplines—a 2.7

per-cent increase, bringing their median starting salary to

$57,300.

The median starting salary to students majoring in

me-chanical engineering rose 1.6 percent and now stands

at $58,600.

HealTH ScIenceS

Salaries for health sciences graduates show little

movement. Their overall median salary is down less

than 1 percent from $43,802 to $43,477.

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to $48,400. For general health and related sciences

majors, the median starting salary rose 1.7 percent to

$36,400.

HuManITIeS anD SOcIal ScIenceS

For graduates in the humanities and social sciences

fields, starting salaries have remained relatively stable.

The overall median salary to the group is up 0.5

percent from $34,630 to $34,789.

all of the individual majors in this group posted

in-creases to their median starting salaries, but visual

and performing arts majors saw the biggest increase

in this category. Their median starting salary rose 2.1

percent to $34,800. However, within this group,

politi-cal science majors posted the highest median salary,

$38,400, a 1.3 percent increase over last year.

Overall, the education services industry was the

biggest employer of humanities and social sciences

grads (with an average starting salary of $37,800)—

providing the largest number of opportunities for

english, foreign language, history, liberal arts,

political science, and psychology majors.

criminal justice majors were most likely to be hired by

government employers, and social work and sociology

majors had the most new graduate entrants to the

health-care and social assistance industries. retail trade was

the single-biggest industry for visual and performing arts

majors, with an average salary of just $26,000.

$43,500.

among the humanities/social sciences, top pay by

position was reported for political science graduates

for financial manager positions within the professional,

scientific and technical services industry—an average

of $61,900. next in line were visual and performing

arts graduates hired by retailers for marketing or sales

manager positions; their average salary is $56,500.

MaTH anD ScIenceS

The overall median salary for graduates earning math

and sciences degrees has increased modestly by

2.5 percent to $40,939. Within the individual fields,

construction science/management graduates saw a

1.9 percent increase to their median salary, bringing

it to $54,700. all of their top-employing industries,

construction firms, professional, scientific and technical

services employers, and government employers

report-ed average salaries that toppreport-ed $55,000.

While mathematics majors saw a 1.5 percent increase to

their median starting salary, now standing at $47,000,

they also had three of their top-employing industries

pay-ing average startpay-ing salaries of more than $50,000.

Overall, the first look at salaries for the class of 2012

is promising. The Fall 2012 Salary Survey, to be

published in September, will provide the next look at

salaries for these graduates.

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Get detailed information by industry and occupation

Featuring employer-reported salary data updated bimonthly

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$45,000

51,000

57,000

63,000

$64,400

$54,392

$53,006

$51,874 $51,110

Utilities

Information

Manufacturing

Management

of Companies

and Enterprises

Finance &

Insurance

Average Star

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Top-Paying Industries/Number of New Grad Entrants

120,000

71,000

120,000

42,000

124,000

Utilities:

The utilities sector comprises establishments engaged in the provision of the following utility services—

electric power, natural gas, steam supply, water supply, and sewage removal.

Information:

The information sector comprises establishments engaged in the following processes: 1) producing

and distributing information and cultural products, 2) providing the means to transmit or distribute these products,

as well as data or communications, and 3) processing data. (example: software publishers)

manufacturing:

The manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or

chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.

management of companies and enterprises:

This sector comprises 1) establishments that hold the securities of

companies and enterprises for the purpose of owning a controlling interest or influencing management decisions,

or 2) establishments that administer, oversee, and manage establishments of the company or enterprise.

Finance & Insurance:

This sector includes establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions and/or in

facilitating financial transactions.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 2007. www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

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This chart shows the top five industries that reported the highest number of new graduate entrants for 2012

bachelor’s degree graduates, regardless of major. The average starting salary reported by each particular

industry is also listed here.

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100,000

200,000

300,000

298,000

180,000

153,000

124,000 120,000

Educational

Services

Healthcare &

Social

Assistance

Professional,

Scientific, &

Technical

Services

Finance &

Insurance

Manufacturing

Number of New Grad Entrants

Top-Hiring Industries/Average Starting Salaries

$38,329

$39,512

$47,880

$51,110

$53,006

educational services:

This sector comprises establishments that provide instruction and training in a wide variety

of subjects. The instruction and training is provided by establishments such as schools, colleges, universities, and

training centers.

Healthcare & social Assistance:

The Healthcare & Social assistance sector comprises establishments providing

health care and social assistance for individuals. The sector includes both health care and social assistance

because it is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the boundaries of these two activities.

Professional, scientific, & technical services:

This sector comprises establishments that specialize in performing

professional, scientific, and technical activities for others. These activities require a high degree of expertise and

training. (examples – accounting, bookkeeping, payroll services, architectural, engineering, and computer services.)

Finance & Insurance:

This sector includes establishments primarily engaged in financial transactions and/or in

facilitating financial transactions.

manufacturing:

The manufacturing sector comprises establishments engaged in the mechanical, physical, or

chemical transformation of materials, substances, or components into new products.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), 2007. www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/

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$70,000 $65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

Accounting Business Administration Economics Finance Hospitality Services Mgmt. International Business Marketing

$47,800

$55,400

$39,000

$39,600

$61,100

$49,200

$31,200

$54,800

$66,300

$43,900

$59,900

$40,100

$49,700

$49,600

$38,400

$63,100

$40,100

$25,400

$26,600

$35,700

$31,700

Salary ranGeS |

bUsIness mAJORs

AgRIcULtURe and nAtURAL ResOURces mAJORs

agricultural Business and

Management * * * * * *

animal Sciences * * * * * *

conservation/renewable natural

resources * * * * * *

Plant Sciences * * * * * *

Other agricultural Sciences * * * * * *

bUsIness mAJORs

accounting $47,800 $46,500 2.8% $39,000 $47,800 $55,400

actuarial Science * * * * * *

Business administration/Management $49,200 $47,800 2.9% $39,600 $49,200 $61,100 Business Systems networking/

Telecommunications * * * * * *

economics (Business/Managerial) $54,800 $51,900 5.6% $43,900 $54,800 $66,300

Finance $49,700 $48,600 2.3% $40,100 $49,700 $59,900

Hospitality Services Management $31,700 $31,100 1.9% $26,600 $31,700 $35,700

Human resources (incl. labor/

industrial relations) * * * * * *

International Business $31,200 $31,200 0.0% $25,400 $31,200 $38,400

logistics/Materials Management * * * * * *

Management Information Systems/

Business Data Processing * * * * * *

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt.

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academic Major Percent change in Starting Salaries Percentile25th Percentile50th Percentile75th 2012 2011 cOmmUnIcAtIOns mAJORs advertising $44,700 $43,600 2.5% $35,900 $44,700 $58,000 Broadcast Journalism * * * * * * communications $39,400 $38,500 2.3% $32,300 $39,400 $50,300 Journalism $37,500 $36,500 2.7% $29,400 $37,500 $46,400 Public relations/Organizational communications * * * * * *

cOmPUteR scIences mAJORs

computer Programming * * * * * *

computer Science $58,300 $55,900 4.3% $48,500 $58,300 $70,500

computer Systems analysis * * * * * *

Information Sciences and Systems $52,000 $49,600 4.8% $43,300 $52,000 $63,800

edUcAtIOn mAJORs

elementary Teacher education $35,800 $35,200 1.7% $31,200 $35,800 $41,600

Physical education Teaching/

coaching $40,100 $39,500 1.5% $34,000 $40,100 $46,100

Pre-elementary Teacher education $32,400 $31,700 2.2% $28,300 $32,400 $37,800

Secondary education $38,600 $37,900 1.8% $33,200 $38,600 $44,800 Special education $42,200 $41,300 2.2% $35,500 $42,200 $47,600 Specific academic/vocational Teacher education $38,900 $38,300 1.6% $33,400 $38,900 $45,000 engIneeRIng mAJORs aerospace/aeronautical/ astronautical engineering $64,200 $63,000 1.9% $54,900 $64,200 $78,400 agricultural engineering * * * * * * architectural engineering * * * * * *

Bioengineering and Biomedical

engineering $41,800 $41,400 1.0% $31,500 $41,800 $52,000 chemical engineering $63,000 $62,400 1.0% $53,200 $63,000 $74,500 civil engineering $55,300 $54,400 1.7% $47,300 $55,300 $66,100 computer engineering $67,800 $67,400 0.6% $55,400 $67,800 $79,000 electrical/electronics and communications engineering $57,300 $55,800 2.7% $48,300 $57,300 $70,200 engineering Technology * * * * * * environmental/environmental Health engineering * * * * * *

Industrial Production Technologies * * * * * *

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$85,000 $75,000 $65,000 $55,000 $45,000 $35,000 $25,000

Aerospace Biomedical Chemical Civil Computer Electrical Engineering Mechanical Textile Science

$64,200

$78,400

$54,900

$47,300

$53,200

$63,000

$67,800

$58,600

$79,000

$55,400

$70,200

$48,300

$57,300

$57,300

$70,300

$68,800

$47,800

$48,500

$55,300

$74,500

$66,100

$31,500

$41,800

$52,000

Salary ranGeS |

engIneeRIng mAJORs

engIneeRIng mAJORs (continued)

Materials engineering * * * * * *

Mechanical engineering $58,600 $57,700 1.6% $48,500 $58,600 $70,300

Metallurgical engineering

(incl. ceramic science/eng.) * * * * * *

Mining and Mineral engineering

(incl. geological) * * * * * *

nuclear engineering

(incl. engineering physics) * * * * * *

Ocean engineering * * * * * *

Petroleum engineering * * * * * *

Systems engineering * * * * * *

Textile Sciences and engineering $57,300 $56,600 1.2% $47,800 $57,300 $68,800

HeALtH scIences

Health and related Sciences $36,400 $35,800 1.7% $31,200 $36,400 $41,500

nursing $48,400 $48,100 0.6% $42,200 $48,400 $55,600

HOme ecOnOmIcs mAJORs

clothing/apparel/Textile Studies

(incl. textile science) * * * * * *

Home economics $29,200 $28,500 2.5% $25,000 $29,200 $33,600

HUmAnItIes & sOcIAL scIences mAJORs

criminal Justice and corrections $30,800 $30,600 0.7% $25,800 $30,800 $36,600

english language and literature/

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$50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

English Foreign Languages History Liberal Arts/General Studies Visual and Performing Arts

$36,600

$45,300

$30,900

$31,700

$38,300

$37,500

$43,800

$32,400

$34,800

$44,300

$43,800

$28,900

$33,100

$37,400

$42,600

Salary ranGeS |

HUmAnItIes mAJORs

academic Major Percent change in Starting Salaries Percentile25th Percentile50th Percentile75th

2012 2011

HUmAnItIes & sOcIAL scIences mAJORs (continued)

Foreign languages and literatures $37,400 $36,800 1.6% $31,700 $37,400 $42,600

History $37,500 $37,000 1.4% $32,400 $37,500 $43,800

liberal arts and Sciences/

General Studies $38,300 $37,600 1.9% $33,100 $38,300 $44,300

Political Science/Government $38,400 $37,900 1.3% $31,700 $38,400 $46,400

Psychology $33,500 $33,100 1.2% $28,100 $33,500 $40,200

Social Work $33,300 $32,700 1.8% $27,100 $33,300 $38,300

Sociology $31,700 $31,500 0.6% $26,700 $31,700 $37,900

visual and Performing arts $34,800 $34,100 2.1% $28,900 $34,800 $43,800

Other Humanities $35,800 $35,200 1.7% $29,000 $35,800 $43,400

Other Social Sciences $36,100 $35,300 2.3% $30,300 $36,100 $44,800

PARKs, RecReAtIOn, LeIsURe & FItness mAJORs

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness

Studies and related programs $26,700 $26,300 1.5% $22,900 $26,700 $31,200

scIences mAJORs

architecture and related Programs $38,200 $37,800 1.1% $32,500 $38,200 $46,700

Biological Sciences/life Sciences $38,300 $37,900 1.1% $31,700 $38,300 $46,400

chemistry $42,600 $42,500 0.2% $34,200 $42,600 $54,600

construction Science/

Management $54,700 $53,700 1.9% $46,800 $54,700 $65,700

environmental Sciences/Studies * * * * * *

Geological and related Sciences * * * * * *

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$65,000 $60,000 $55,000 $50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

Architecture Biology Chemistry Construction Science Math/Statistics Physics

$38,200

$46,700

$32,500

$31,700

$46,400

$38,300

$47,000

$42,600

$54,600

$34,200

$65,700

$46,800

$54,700

$32,900

$55,300

$43,700

$26,800

$39,200

Salary ranGeS |

mAtH & scIence mAJORs

$50,000 $45,000 $40,000 $35,000 $30,000 $25,000

Criminal Justice Political Science Psychology Social Work Sociology

$30,800

$36,600

$25,800

$31,700

$33,300

$33,500

$40,200

$28,100

$31,700

$38,300

$37,900

$26,700

$27,100

$38,400

$46,400

Salary ranGeS |

sOcIAL scIences mAJORs

scIences mAJORs (continued)

Physics $32,900 $32,800 0.3% $26,800 $32,900 $43,700

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bUsIness mAJORs Accounting

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (Incl. accounting) 22,000 $49,300

Finance and Insurance 12,000 $49,600

Manufacturing 8,000 $50,800

Management of companies and enterprises 7,000 $49,900

Wholesale Trade 5,000 $51,500

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $47,800

business Administration/management

Finance and Insurance 21,000 $51,300

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 15,000 $55,200

Manufacturing 11,000 $54,400

Wholesale Trade 10,000 $53,700

Health care and Social assistance 9,000 $46,200

Management of companies and enterprises 8,000 $54,400

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 6,000 $44,500

educational Services 5,000 $44,400

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $51,400

economics (business/managerial)

Finance and Insurance 21,000 $57,000

Wholesale Trade 4,000 $60,000

educational Services 4,000 $47,100

Manufacturing 3,000 $60,300

Information 2,000 $63,800

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $59,500

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $60,000

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $56,700

Finance

Finance and Insurance 33,000 $50,900

Manufacturing 6,000 $53,700

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,000 $53,200

Wholesale Trade 3,000 $53,900

Management of companies and enterprises 3,000 $53,600

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Hospitality services management

accommodation and Food Services 12,000 $33,400

educational Services 3,000 $31,400

International business

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 6,000 $36,500

Finance and Insurance 3,000 $35,900

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 3,000 $29,000

educational Services 3,000 $32,800

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $36,200

construction 2,000 $29,700

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $30,600

marketing/marketing mgmt. (incl. mktg. research)

Finance and Insurance 10,000 $53,100

Manufacturing 9,000 $55,200

retail Trade 9,000 $38,300

Wholesale Trade 6,000 $54,300

Information 5,000 $59,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,000 $56,700

Management of companies and enterprises 3,000 $55,300

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $52,000

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 2,000 $42,800

cOmmUnIcAtIOns mAJORs Advertising

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 7,000 $52,400

retail Trade 3,000 $35,800

Manufacturing 2,000 $51,200

Wholesale Trade 2,000 $48,800

Information 2,000 $49,300

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $50,700

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $42,200

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 2,000 $45,300

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $50,000

educational Services 1,000 $44,800

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Major/Industry new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary communications Manufacturing 8,000 $45,600 retail Trade 7,000 $30,300 educational Services 7,000 $39,600 Wholesale Trade 5,000 $42,800 Information 3,000 $44,400

Health care and Social assistance 3,000 $37,500

Finance and Insurance 2,000 $43,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $46,200

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $44,600

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 1,000 $34,700

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 1,000 $39,900

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $45,500

Journalism Information 12,000 $39,200 Manufacturing 5,000 $41,900 retail Trade 5,000 $27,200 educational Services 4,000 $38,900 Wholesale Trade 3,000 $39,700

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $42,700

arts, entertainment, and recreation 2,000 $33,000

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $40,200

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 1,000 $38,600

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $45,900

cOmPUteR scIences mAJORs computer science

Information 23,000 $64,400

Finance and Insurance 2,000 $63,800

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $60,000

educational Services 2,000 $48,400

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $62,500

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 1,000 $55,200

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Information sciences and systems

Information 7,000 $56,900

educational Services 2,000 $44,700

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $57,000

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,000 $53,400

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $56,000

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 1,000 $46,700

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $66,000

edUcAtIOn mAJORs elementary teacher education

educational Services 37,000 $38,500

Health care and Social assistance 5,000 $29,900

Physical education teaching/coaching

educational Services 13,000 $41,600

Pre-elementary teacher education

educational Services 12,000 $37,000

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $23,700

secondary education

educational Services 4,000 $39,900

special education

educational Services 8,000 $45,900

Health care and Social assistance 5,000 $37,100

specific Academic/Vocational teacher education

educational Services 20,000 $40,400

Health care and Social assistance 1,000 $27,400

engIneeRIng mAJORs

Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical engineering

Manufacturing 3,000 $64,900

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $69,200

Bioengineering and Biomedical engineering

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 6,000 $43,200

chemical engineering

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$67,800

2012 Median Salary

Computer Engineering

$67,400

2011 Median Salary

0.6%

$67,900

Professional, Scientific,

and Technical Services

9,000

new grad entrants

$70,200

Management of

Companies and Enterprises

2,000

new grad entrants

$72,200

Finance and Insurance

1,000

new grad entrants

$73,400

Information

3,000

new grad entrants

Top Industries:

chemical engineering (continued)

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $64,500

civil engineering

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 11,000 $55,800

construction 7,000 $56,500

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $59,800

utilities 2,000 $64,200

Manufacturing 2,000 $54,500

computer engineering

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 9,000 $67,900

Information 3,000 $73,400

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $70,200

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $72,200

electrical/electronics and communications engineering

Manufacturing 9,000 $57,500

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electrical/electronics and communications engineering (continued)

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $57,500

utilities 1,000 $61,500

Wholesale Trade 1,000 $57,900

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $61,800

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $60,900

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $64,400

mechanical engineering

Manufacturing 20,000 $57,700

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $59,600

utilities 1,000 $66,400

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $65,300

textile sciences and engineering

Manufacturing 2,000 $55,800

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $56,600

utilities 1,000 $65,700

construction 1,000 $57,800

Information 1,000 $61,600

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $60,600

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $59,000

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $61,900

HeALtH scIences mAJORs Health and Related sciences

Health care and Social assistance 24,000 $38,200

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,000 $32,900

educational Services 2,000 $39,000

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $44,100

retail Trade 1,000 $29,300

nursing

Health care and Social assistance 46,000 $49,800

HOme ecOnOmIcs mAJORs Home economics

Health care and Social assistance 10,000 $22,600

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $32,500

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Major/Industry new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

HUmAnItIes And sOcIAL scIences mAJORs criminal Justice and corrections

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 27,000 $32,700

accommodation and Food Services 4,000 $30,600

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 2,000 $28,000

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $31,400

educational Services 1,000 $34,600

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 1,000 $28,800

english Language and Literature/Letters

educational Services 19,000 $37,600

Information 3,000 $37,900

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $40,700

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $34,100

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 2,000 $41,300

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $42,100

$36,900

2012 Median Salary

$36,300

2011 Median Salary

1.7%

Top Industries:

$37,600

Educational

Services

19,000

new grad entrants

$40,700

Professional,

Scientific, and

Technical Services

2,000

new grad entrants

$34,100

Health Care

and Social

Assistance

2,000

new grad entrants

$41,300

Other Services

(except Federal, State,

and Local Government)

2,000

new grad entrants

$37,900

Information

3,000

new grad entrants

English Language and Literature/Letters

$42,100

Federal, State,

and Local

Government

1,000

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Foreign Languages and Literatures

educational Services 2,000 $38,700

construction 1,000 $35,100

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $42,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 1,000 $41,500

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 1,000 $35,400

Health care and Social assistance 1,000 $36,000

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $42,000

History

educational Services 11,000 $38,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $37,800

Manufacturing 1,000 $39,400

Wholesale Trade 1,000 $40,100

Finance and Insurance 1,000 $38,700

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $38,600

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $40,000

Liberal Arts and sciences/general studies

educational Services 14,000 $39,700

Political science/government

educational Services 9,000 $37,800

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 6,000 $40,200

Finance and Insurance 3,000 $38,900

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $43,100

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $43,500

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 2,000 $33,900

Manufacturing 1,000 $43,000

Health care and Social assistance 1,000 $36,000

Psychology

educational Services 44,000 $38,300

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 8,000 $37,200

Health care and Social assistance 8,000 $31,400

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 3,000 $32,100

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $36,100

$42,100

Federal, State,

and Local

Government

1,000

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Major/Industry new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

social Work

Health care and Social assistance 14,000 $31,700

educational Services 4,000 $37,000

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $35,500

sociology

Health care and Social assistance 4,000 $30,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,000 $37,200

educational Services 3,000 $36,200

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $34,800

arts, entertainment, and recreation 2,000 $28,700

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

reme-diation Services 1,000 $28,700

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 1,000 $26,700

Visual and Performing Arts

retail Trade 23,000 $26,000

arts, entertainment, and recreation 6,000 $27,800

Information 5,000 $39,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,000 $41,800

Manufacturing 3,000 $38,300

Finance and Insurance 3,000 $38,800

Wholesale Trade 2,000 $37,400

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $39,300

educational Services 2,000 $35,600

Other Humanities

educational Services 5,000 $36,500

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,000 $37,700

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $35,600

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 1,000 $32,400

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $41,700

Other social sciences

educational Services 6,000 $37,100

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,000 $40,300

Health care and Social assistance 3,000 $34,800

Finance and Insurance 2,000 $39,300

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Other social sciences (continued)

Manufacturing 1,000 $40,500

Information 1,000 $42,200

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $40,200

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 1,000 $31,100

PARKs/RecReAtIOn, LeIsURe And FItness mAJORs

Parks/Recreation, Leisure/Fitness studies and Related programs

educational Services 18,000 $27,100

Other Services (except Federal, State, and local Government) 4,000 $26,300

arts, entertainment, and recreation 3,000 $29,600

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 3,000 $27,100

Health care and Social assistance 2,000 $28,800

scIences mAJORs

Architecture and Related Programs

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 10,000 $39,100

construction 4,000 $38,500

retail Trade 3,000 $27,100

Manufacturing 2,000 $40,500

Wholesale Trade 2,000 $38,600

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $46,600

Information 1,000 $41,500

biological sciences/Life sciences

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 24,000 $40,800

Health care and Social assistance 17,000 $41,000

educational Services 12,000 $36,500

Manufacturing 7,000 $42,100

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

remediation Services 3,000 $40,000

Management of companies and enterprises 2,000 $42,300

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $42,100

chemistry

Manufacturing 5,000 $47,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4,000 $45,400

educational Services 4,000 $35,000

administrative and Support and Waste Management and

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chemistry (continued)

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $50,300

construction science/management

construction 5,000 $56,300

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 2,000 $58,300

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $58,800

Major/Industry new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

mathematics (incl. statistics)

educational Services 5,000 $49,200

Finance and Insurance 4,000 $50,100

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 3,000 $48,400

Manufacturing 2,000 $50,500

Wholesale Trade 2,000 $51,400

Management of companies and enterprises 1,000 $49,100

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 1,000 $44,300

Physics

educational Services 4,000 $33,700

Other Physical sciences

Health care and Social assistance 15,000 $43,000

educational Services 3,000 $43,100

Federal, State, and local Government (OeS Designation) 2,000 $44,500

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Accommodation and Food services

Hospitality Services Management 12,000 $33,400

criminal Justice and corrections 4,000 $30,600

Administrative and support and Waste management and Remediation services

Business administration/Management 6,000 $44,500

Bioengineering and Biomedical engineering 6,000 $43,200

International Business 3,000 $29,000

Psychology 3,000 $32,100

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 3,000 $40,000

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 2,000 $42,800

criminal Justice and corrections 2,000 $28,000

Political Science/Government 2,000 $33,900

chemistry 2,000 $45,900

communications 1,000 $34,700

computer Science 1,000 $55,200

Information Sciences and Systems 1,000 $46,700

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $35,400

Sociology 1,000 $28,700

Other Social Sciences 1,000 $31,100

Arts, entertainment, and Recreation

visual and Performing arts 6,000 $27,800

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related programs 3,000 $29,600

Journalism 2,000 $33,000

Sociology 2,000 $28,700

construction

civil engineering 7,000 $56,500

construction Science/Management 5,000 $56,300

architecture and related Programs 4,000 $38,500

International Business 2,000 $29,700

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $57,800

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $35,100

educational services

Psychology 44,000 $38,300

elementary Teacher education 37,000 $38,500

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educational services (continued)

english language and literature/letters 19,000 $37,600

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related programs 18,000 $27,100

liberal arts and Sciences/General Studies 14,000 $39,700

Physical education Teaching/coaching 13,000 $41,600

Pre-elementary Teacher education 12,000 $37,000

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 12,000 $36,500

History 11,000 $38,400

Political Science/Government 9,000 $37,800

Special education 8,000 $45,900

communications 7,000 $39,600

Other Social Sciences 6,000 $37,100

Business administration/Management 5,000 $44,400

Other Humanities 5,000 $36,500

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 5,000 $49,200

economics (Business/Managerial) 4,000 $47,100

Journalism 4,000 $38,900

Secondary education 4,000 $39,900

Specific academic/vocational Teacher education 4,000 $39,600

Social Work 4,000 $37,000

chemistry 4,000 $35,000

Physics 4,000 $33,700

Hospitality Services Management 3,000 $31,400

International Business 3,000 $32,800

Sociology 3,000 $36,200

Other Physical Sciences 3,000 $43,100

computer Science 2,000 $48,400

Information Sciences and Systems 2,000 $44,700

Health and related Sciences 2,000 $39,000

Foreign languages and literatures 2,000 $38,700

visual and Performing arts 2,000 $35,600

advertising 1,000 $44,800

Home economics 1,000 $36,000

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Federal, state, and Local government (Oes designation)

criminal Justice and corrections 27,000 $32,700

accounting 3,000 $47,800

Business administration/Management 3,000 $51,400

International Business 3,000 $36,200

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 3,000 $52,000

civil engineering 3,000 $59,800 Home economics 3,000 $32,500 Political Science/Government 3,000 $43,100 Psychology 3,000 $36,100 Social Work 3,000 $35,500 Sociology 3,000 $34,800

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related programs 3,000 $27,100

economics (Business/Managerial) 2,000 $56,700

Health and related Sciences 2,000 $44,100

Other Social Sciences 2,000 $40,200

architecture and related Programs 2,000 $46,600

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 2,000 $42,100

construction Science/Management 2,000 $58,800

Other Physical Sciences 2,000 $44,500

Finance 1,000 $49,900

advertising 1,000 $53,300

communications 1,000 $45,500

Journalism 1,000 $45,900

computer Science 1,000 $64,500

Information Sciences and Systems 1,000 $66,000

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 1,000 $64,400

Mechanical engineering 1,000 $65,300

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $61,900

english language and literature/letters 1,000 $42,100

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $42,000

History 1,000 $40,000

Other Humanities 1,000 $41,700

chemistry 1,000 $50,300

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Industry/Major new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

Finance and Insurance

Finance 33,000 $50,900

Business administration/Management 21,000 $51,300

economics (Business/Managerial) 21,000 $57,000

accounting 12,000 $49,600

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 10,000 $53,100

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 4,000 $50,100

International Business 3,000 $35,900

Political Science/Government 3,000 $38,900

visual and Performing arts 3,000 $38,800

communications 2,000 $43,600

computer Science 2,000 $63,800

Other Social Sciences 2,000 $39,300

advertising 1,000 $50,000

Journalism 1,000 $40,200

Information Sciences and Systems 1,000 $57,000

computer engineering 1,000 $72,200

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 1,000 $61,800

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $60,600

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $42,400

History 1,000 $38,700

Health care and social Assistance

nursing 46,000 $49,800

Health and related Sciences 24,000 $38,200

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 17,000 $41,000

Other Physical Sciences 15,000 $43,000

Social Work 14,000 $31,700

Home economics 10,000 $22,600

Business administration/Management 9,000 $46,200

Psychology 8,000 $31,400

elementary Teacher education 5,000 $29,900

Special education 5,000 $37,100

Sociology 4,000 $30,400

communications 3,000 $37,500

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TOP InDuSTrIeS |

tOP mAJORs

Criminal Justice and Corrections

27,000

NEW GRAD ENTRANTS

TOP MAJOR

Finance

33,000

NEW GRAD ENTRANTS

TOP MAJOR

Elementary Teacher Education

37,000

NEW GRAD ENTRANTS

TOP MAJOR

Psychology

44,000

NEW GRAD ENTRANTS

TOP MAJOR

Nursing

46,000

NEW GRAD ENTRANTS

TOP MAJOR

(Section 5 – Occupational Position by Major / Industry)

Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designations)

Finance and Insurance TOP INDUSTRY Educational Services TOP INDUSTRY Educational Services Health Care and

Social Assistance

TOP INDUSTRY TOP INDUSTRY TOP INDUSTRY

$32,700

AVERAGE SALARY

$50,900

AVERAGE SALARY

$38,500

AVERAGE SALARY

$38,300

AVERAGE SALARY

$49,800

AVERAGE SALARY

Health care and social Assistance (continued)

International Business 2,000 $30,600

advertising 2,000 $42,200

Pre-elementary Teacher education 2,000 $23,700

criminal Justice and corrections 2,000 $31,400

english language and literature/letters 2,000 $34,100

Other Humanities 2,000 $35,600

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related programs 2,000 $28,800

Specific academic/vocational Teacher education 1,000 $27,400

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $36,000

Political Science/Government 1,000 $36,000

Information

computer Science 23,000 $64,400

Journalism 12,000 $39,200

Information Sciences and Systems 7,000 $56,900

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 5,000 $59,600

visual and Performing arts 5,000 $39,600

communications 3,000 $44,400

computer engineering 3,000 $73,400

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 3,000 $59,100

english language and literature/letters 3,000 $37,900

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Industry/Major new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

Information (continued)

advertising 2,000 $49,300

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $61,600

Other Social Sciences 1,000 $42,200

architecture and related Programs 1,000 $41,500

management of companies and enterprises

Business administration/Management 8,000 $54,400

accounting 7,000 $49,900

Finance 3,000 $53,600

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 3,000 $55,300

economics (Business/Managerial) 2,000 $60,000

advertising 2,000 $50,700

communications 2,000 $44,600

computer engineering 2,000 $70,200

Political Science/Government 2,000 $43,500

visual and Performing arts 2,000 $39,300

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 2,000 $42,300

computer Science 1,000 $62,500

Information Sciences and Systems 1,000 $56,000

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 1,000 $60,900

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $59,000

History 1,000 $38,600

Other Social Sciences 1,000 $40,200

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 1,000 $49,100

manufacturing

Mechanical engineering 20,000 $57,700

Business administration/Management 11,000 $54,400

chemical engineering 10,000 $64,100

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 9,000 $55,200

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 9,000 $57,500

accounting 8,000 $50,800

communications 8,000 $45,600

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 7,000 $42,100

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manufacturing (continued)

Journalism 5,000 $41,900

chemistry 5,000 $47,400

economics (Business/Managerial) 3,000 $60,300

aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering 3,000 $64,900

visual and Performing arts 3,000 $38,300

advertising 2,000 $51,200

civil engineering 2,000 $54,500

Textile Sciences and engineering 2,000 $55,800

architecture and related Programs 2,000 $40,500

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 2,000 $50,500

History 1,000 $39,400

Political Science/Government 1,000 $43,000

Other Social Sciences 1,000 $40,500

Other services (except Federal, state, and Local government)

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related programs 4,000 $26,300

advertising 2,000 $45,300

english language and literature/letters 2,000 $41,300

communications 1,000 $39,900

Journalism 1,000 $38,600

criminal Justice and corrections 1,000 $28,800

Sociology 1,000 $26,700

Other Humanities 1,000 $32,400

Professional, scientific, and technical services

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 24,000 $40,800

Business administration/Management 15,000 $55,200

civil engineering 11,000 $55,800

architecture and related Programs 10,000 $39,100

computer engineering 9,000 $67,900 Psychology 8,000 $37,200 advertising 7,000 $52,400 International Business 6,000 $36,500 Political Science/Government 6,000 $40,200 Finance 4,000 $53,200

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Industry/Major new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

Professional, scientific, and technical services (continued)

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 4,000 $56,700

visual and Performing arts 4,000 $41,800

chemistry 4,000 $45,400

Health and related Sciences 3,000 $32,900

Sociology 3,000 $37,200

Other Humanities 3,000 $37,700

Other Social Sciences 3,000 $40,300

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 3,000 $48,400

economics (Business/Managerial) 2,000 $59,500 communications 2,000 $46,200 Journalism 2,000 $42,700 computer Science 2,000 $60,000 aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering 2,000 $69,200 chemical engineering 2,000 $64,500

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 2,000 $57,500

Mechanical engineering 2,000 $59,600

Textile Sciences and engineering 2,000 $56,600

english language and literature/letters 2,000 $40,700

History 2,000 $37,800

construction Science/Management 2,000 $58,300

Information Sciences and Systems 1,000 $53,400

Foreign languages and literatures 1,000 $41,500

Professional, scientific, and technical services (Incl. Accounting)

accounting 22,000 $49,300

retail Trade

visual and Performing arts 23,000 $26,000

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 9,000 $38,300

communications 7,000 $30,300

Journalism 5,000 $27,200

advertising 3,000 $35,800

architecture and related Programs 3,000 $27,100

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Utilities

civil engineering 2,000 $64,200

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 1,000 $61,500

Mechanical engineering 1,000 $66,400

Textile Sciences and engineering 1,000 $65,700

Wholesale trade

Business administration/Management 10,000 $53,700

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. mktg. research) 6,000 $54,300

accounting 5,000 $51,500 communications 5,000 $42,800 economics (Business/Managerial) 4,000 $60,000 Finance 3,000 $53,900 Journalism 3,000 $39,700 advertising 2,000 $48,800

visual and Performing arts 2,000 $37,400

architecture and related Programs 2,000 $38,600

Mathematics (incl. statistics) 2,000 $51,400

electrical/electronics and communications engineering 1,000 $57,900

History 1,000 $40,100

criminal Justice and corrections 4,000 $27,970

economics (Business/Managerial) 3,000 $42,570

Home economics 2,000 $35,240

Parks/recreation, leisure/Fitness Studies and related Programs 2,000 $28,810

Other Physical Sciences 2,000 $22,660

computer Science 1,000 $40,560

Specific academic/vocational Teacher education 1,000 $30,460

Health and related Sciences 1,000 $23,080

scientific Research and development services

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 22,000 $34,790

securities, commodities, Funds, trusts, and Other Financial Investments

Finance 11,000 $68,770

Business administration/Management 9,000 $47,360

economics (Business/Managerial) 8,000 $77,640

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Industry/Major new Grad entrants 2012 average Salary

securities, commodities, Funds, trusts, and Other Financial Investments (continued)

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. Mktg. research) 4,000 $41,550

english language and literature/letters 2,000 $45,660

communications 1,000 $37,540

Psychology 1,000 $37,620

traveler Accommodation

Hospitality Services Management 7,000 $27,590

Business administration/Management 1,000 $28,660

Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. (incl. Mktg. research) 1,000 $29,630

Veterinary services

Biological Sciences/life Sciences 2,000 $20,800

Wired telecommunications carriers

Business administration/Management 2,000 $42,740

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bUsIness mAJORs Accounting

Finance and Insurance Financial Manager $64,700

Finance and Insurance accountant or auditor $49,700

Finance and Insurance Bookkeeping, accounting, or auditing clerk $27,800

business Administration/management

construction constructions Manager $57,500

Federal, State, and local Government

(OeS Designation) Miscellaneous Managers $59,700

Federal, State, and local Government

(OeS Designation) General or Operations Manager $52,600

Finance and Insurance Financial Manager $63,900

Finance and Insurance Financial analyst $54,500

Finance and Insurance accountant or auditor $49,500

Finance and Insurance Personal Financial advisor $38,000

Manufacturing Marketing or Sales Manager $60,300

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Management analyst $41,500 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Other Business Operations Specialist $40,900 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Human resources, Training, or labor relations Specialist $36,000

economics (business/managerial)

Finance and Insurance Financial Manager $64,600

Finance and Insurance Financial analyst $55,200

Finance and Insurance accountant or auditor $53,800

Finance and Insurance Personal Financial advisor $38,200

Management of companies and enterprises Miscellaneous Managers $61,300

Manufacturing Marketing or Sales Manager $56,900

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Scientist or Systems analyst $73,800 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Management analyst $51,300

Finance

Finance and Insurance Financial Manager $66,000

Finance and Insurance Financial analyst $54,200

Finance and Insurance Management analyst $49,400

Finance and Insurance Personal Financial advisor $39,500

Management of companies and enterprises Miscellaneous Managers $66,600

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Major/Industry Occupation 2012 average Salary

Hospitality services management

accommodation and Food Services lodging Manager $37,800

accommodation and Food Services Food Service Manager $37,600

accommodation and Food Services Hotel, Motel, and resort Desk clerk $18,900

International business

administrative and Support and Waste

Management and remediation Services Secretary or administrative assistant $28,000 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Human resources, Training, or labor relations Specialist $35,700

marketing/marketing mgmt. (incl. mktg. research)

administrative and Support and Waste

Management and remediation Services Human resources, Training, or labor relations Specialist $34,000

Finance and Insurance accountant or auditor $46,700

Management of companies and enterprises Marketing or Sales Manager $60,900

Manufacturing Miscellaneous Managers $59,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Management analyst $49,800

retail Trade Financial Manager $62,700

retail Trade Wholesale or retail Buyer, except Farm Products $39,700

cOmmUnIcAtIOns mAJORs Advertising

Information Writer or author $35,600

Management of companies and enterprises Miscellaneous Managers $59,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Marketing or Sales Manager $55,800 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Public relations Specialist $38,500

retail Trade advertising or Promotions Manager $50,200

communications

administrative and Support and Waste

Management and remediation Services Human resources, Training, or labor relations Specialist $34,200

educational Services elementary or Middle School Teacher $38,500

Federal, State, and local Government

(OeS Designation) Miscellaneous Managers $59,300

Information editor $35,700

Information Designer $28,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Marketing or Sales Manager $56,800 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Other Business Operations Specialist $41,000 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Public relations Specialist $37,900

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Journalism

educational Services elementary or Middle School Teacher $37,800

Information Producer or Director $51,200

Information Public relations Specialist $39,200

Information editor $36,100

Information Writer or author $35,700

Information Designer $28,200

Information news analyst, reporter or correspondent $26,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Marketing or Sales Manager $55,600 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Other Business Operations Specialist $42,400

cOmPUteR scIences mAJORs computer science

educational Services Postsecondary Teacher $36,400

Information computer Programmer $59,400

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services network Systems or Data communications analyst $68,100 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Scientist or Systems analyst $67,100 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Software engineer $64,400 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Support Specialist $40,800

Information sciences and systems

Finance and Insurance computer Support Specialist $41,300

Information network Systems or Data communications analyst $59,200

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Scientist or Systems analyst $66,000 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Software engineer $64,300 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services computer Programmer $59,100

edUcAtIOn mAJORs elementary teacher education

educational Services Special education Teacher $43,100

educational Services Secondary School Teacher $41,900

educational Services elementary or Middle School Teacher $38,700

educational Services Preschool or Kindergarten Teacher $27,800

educational Services Other Teacher or Instructor $26,000

educational Services Teacher assistant $19,400

Physical education teaching/coaching

educational Services Secondary School Teacher $42,100

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