Starting Salaries Rise for the Class of 2013
As the job market for new college graduates improves, starting salaries are improving, too.
The average starting salary for a new college graduate earning a bachelor's degree is $45,327—up 2.4 percent over the average starting salary earned by members of the Class of 2012, according to the September 2013 Salary Survey.
Overall, salary increases are evident in all disciplines except computer science. Here’s how that plays out for new grads:
|Average Salaries by Discipline|
|Broad Category||2013 Average Salary||2012 Average Salary||Percent Change|
|Humanities & Social Sciences||$37,791||$36,824||2.6%|
|Math & Sciences||$42,731||$42,355||0.9%|
For the full report, please download the NACE 2013 September Salary Survey.Source: September 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.
Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
About 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 September 2013 report were retrieved in July 2013. Salary Survey is published in January, April, and September.