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More Cash for College Grads

May 3, 2013 6:19am (EDT)
College Graduates Have More Reason to Celebrate
College Graduates Have More Reason to Celebrate

According to an April 2013 salary survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the average starting salary for new college graduates earning bachelor’s degrees has increased 5.3 percent over last year.

The survey found that the average starting salary for new college graduates stands at $44,928, up from the 2012 average salary of $42,666. Graduates with degrees in humanities and social sciences saw the smallest gain of 1.9 percent, while health sciences garnered the highest salary growth with an increase of 9.4 percent.

2013 Average Salaries by Discipline*

  • Business $54,234
  • Communications $43,145
  • Computer Science $59,977
  • Education $40,480
  • Engineering $62,535
  • Health Sciences $49,713
  • Humanities & Social Sciences $37,058
  • Math & Sciences $42,724

Overall $44,928

*Source: April 2013 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employer

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