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Estimated Starting Salaries U.S.


 

Estimated Starting Salaries

 

 

 

 

New College Graduates 1996-97

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Estimated

Starting

 

Academic Majors

 

Change

Salary

 

Chemical Engineering

 

4.30%

$42,758

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

4.50%

$39,852

 

Electrical Engineering

 

4.00%

$39,811

 

Industrial Engineering

 

4.00%

$37,732

 

Computer Science

 

4.50%

$36,964

 

Packaging Engineering

 

4.00%

$35,353

 

Civil Engineering

 

4.00%

$32,170

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials & Logistics Mgmt

 

4.00%

$34,520

 

Nursing

 

4.00%

$32,927

 

Mathematics

 

4.00%

$32,055

 

Physics

 

4.00%

$31,972

 

Geology

 

4.00%

$31,606

 

Chemistry

 

4.00%

$31,261

 

Accounting

 

4.00%

$30,393

 

Financial Administration

 

4.00%

$30,054

 

Marketing/Sales

 

4.00%

$28,658

 

General Bus Admin

 

4.00%

$28,506

 

Agriculture

 

3.50%

$26,415

 

Human Res. Mgmt.

 

4.00%

$26,024

 

Retailing

 

4.00%

$25,856

 

Education

 

4.00%

$25,742

 

Communications

 

4.00%

$25,224

 

Hotel,Rest, Inst Mgmt

 

4.00%

$25,176

 

Advertising

 

4.00%

$24,757

 

Social Science

 

4.00%

$24,232

 

Liberal Arts/Arts & Letters

 

3.50%

$24,081

 

Natural Resources

 

3.50%

$22,950

 

Human Ecology/Home Econ

 

3.50%

$22,916

 

Telecommunications

 

4.00%

$22,447

 

Journalism

 

4.00%

$22,102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Averages for Graduate Degrees

 

 

 

 

MBA

5.00%

$47,153

 

 

Masters

4.00%

$39,841

 

 

Ph.D.

4.50%

$45,458

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information obtained from Recruiting Trends 1996-1997

 

 

 

 

by Patrick Scheetz,©1996,East Lansing,Michigan:

 

 

 

 

Michigan State University

 

 

 

 

© 1997 U.S. News & World Report Inc. All rights reserved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Engineering Income versus Years of Experience




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