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Class of 2011 Salary Rises 2.3%

January 12 2012

The average starting salary for those with bachelor’s degrees in the class of 2011 was $41,701, up 2.3 percent from the class of 2010, according to the winter 2012 Salary Survey report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

“Graduates in the engineering and computer science disciplines fared best in terms of overall average starting salary, and computer science graduates saw the largest overall increase,” said Marilyn Mackes, executive director of the association.

Computer Science graduates’ average starting salary rose 4.1 percent in 2011 to $60,594. The average starting salary for engineering graduates was $61,872, up 1.5 percent from the previous year.

Humanities and Social Sciences grads had the lowest average starting salary at $35,503, up 1.9 percent from the previous year.

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