Job Outlook 2015
What Will You Be Paid in Your First Job After Graduation?
Starting salary depends on many things, including type, size, and location of the organization and experience of the job candidate. As an example, a new graduate in computer engineering could choose among a wide range of industries. While the projected average starting salary is $62,553, a new grad choosing to work in the utilities industry is projected to receive an average starting salary of $69,250. That same graduate would find the projected average starting salary for someone who enters finance, insurance, and real estate industries is $64,875. A business graduate in the Northeast is projected to receive an average starting salary of $46,374. In the Southeast, that same grad would get $49,830, $50,722 in the Midwest, and $52,096 in the West. You can get a more detailed look at projected starting salaries by contacting your school's career center.