Nice! Average Starting Salary For Grads Up 4.8%

In the midst of our troubled economy, it’s nice to see some good news surfacing for college grads– The average starting salary for the class of 2011 rose 4.8 percent, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Woot woot!

The recent NACE Salary Survey report shows the average salary offer is $51,018, up from $48,661 last year.

Maybe the job market for college grads is looking on the up and up?!

Now, if only I studied computer science or engineering in school. Graduates in the computer science disciplines saw their average offers rise 4.3 percent to $62,328, while engineers saw a 2.5 percent increase to $60,465, according to the report.  Not too shabby for a recent grad!  And hey– if your major was petroleum engineering, expect to get an average first-time offer of nearly $81,000, the NACE reported.

And humanities and social science buffs, have no fear– your increases are here.  The average increase rose 15.3 percent to $40,057, the report noted.  And for us liberal arts enthusiasts?  We saw a bump, too.  English majors had a 6.6 percent increase, with an average offer of $39,611.

Now that we know the salaries are there, now it’s just time to get OFFERED the offer– then we’re all set.

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