Starting Salaries for the Class of 2014

The average starting salary for a Class of 2014 graduate with a bachelor's degree is $45,473-according to the first report of starting salaries for Class of 2014 graduates by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Here are some of the salary ranges for Class of 2014 graduates:


Source: April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.


Here's where some new graduates found jobs:

Top-Hiring Industries and Top Majors Hired

Industry

2014 Average Salary

Educational Services

Elementary Teacher Education

Psychology

Biological Sciences/Life Sciences

$40,100

$38,900

$39,600

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Business Administration/Management

Accounting

Economics (Business/Managerial)

$58,000

$54,100

$57,500

Healthcare and Social Assistance

Nursing

Health and Related Sciences

Biological Sciences/Life Sciences

$54,900

$46,300

$41,100

Federal, State, and Local Governments

Criminal Justice and Corrections

Business Administration/Management

Psychology

$38,600

$56,300

$39,200

Manufacturing

Business Administration/Management

Mechanical Engineering

Accounting

$57,400

$61,400

$55,500


Source: April 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.


An executive summary of the April 2014 Salary Survey is available online. You can get a more detailed look at starting salaries by contacting your school's career center.

About NACE: Since 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has been the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates. The next salary report for the Class of 2014 will be published in September 2014.

Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.