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NACE Salary Survey Winter 2009

NACE salary survey logo: Starting salaries for new college graduates; data reported by employers


 Starting Salary Offers:
National Averages

 Accounting $
 Business Administration/Mgmt.  $
 Economics $
 Finance $
 Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. $
 Computer Science $
 Information Sciences & Systems
 Chemical Engineering
 Civil Engineering
 Electrical/Electronics Engineering
 Mechanical Engineering
 English $
 Psychology $
 Sociology $
 Visual and Performing Arts


Additional disciplines:

DisciplineAverage salary 
Number of offers reported
 Biological Sciences/Life Sciences
Communications majors (includes Advertising, Broadcast Journalism, Communications, Journalism, Public Relations/Organizational Communications ) $
Education majors (includes Elementary Teacher Education,  Physical Education Teaching/Coaching, Pre-Elementary Teacher Education, Secondary Education, Special Education and Specific Academic/Vocational Teacher Education) $


All data are for the bachelor's degree level.

Source:  Fall 2008 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Reprinted with permission of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder. All rights reserved.