CHART: New college graduates get higher entry-level salaries

February 5, 2013 | 8:28 p.m. CST
Starting salaries for 2012 college graduates rose 3.4 percent to more than $44,000 from 2011, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ new salary survey released in January.

Among the categories of majors included in the survey, engineering degrees made the highest starting salary of about $62,000 a year, followed by computer and information sciences majors earning about $59,000.
Despite being in the lower range of entry salaries, education students enjoyed the biggest increase: Their pay climbed 5.4 percent from 2011.