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NACE Salary Survey Spring 2011

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


 Starting Salary Offers:
National Averages

 Accounting $
 Business Administration/Mgmt.  $
 Finance $
 Marketing/Marketing Mgmt. $
 Computer Science $
 Chemical Engineering
 Civil Engineering
 Electrical/Electronics Engineering
 Mechanical Engineering


Additional disciplines:

DisciplineAverage salary (change from last survey)
Number of offers reported
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) $ (-551)

Sciences majors (includes Architecture & Related Programs, Biological Sciences/Life Sciences, Chemistry, Construction Science/Management, Environmental Sciences/Studies, Geological & Related Sciences, Mathematics (incl. statistics), Physics, Other Physical Sciences)
$ (n/a)
Hospitality Services Management (incl. Hotel/Motel/Restaurant Management)$ (n/a)


All data are for the bachelor's degree level.

Source:  Spring 2011 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.