Starting Salaries Increase for STEM Majors in Class of 2016

Students in bachelor’s degree programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics will benefit most from an increase in average starting salaries in 2016. According to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the average salary for bachelor’s-degree graduates from the Class of 2016 is up 3.8% overall and STEM majors saw even larger increases.

Computer science majors lead with an overall average starting salary of $71,534, an almost 9% bump from last year at this time.

Average starting salaries for engineering graduates from the Class of 2016 had a 7% increase over last year. The largest starting salary boost went to mathematics and statistics majors in the Class of 2016, who benefited from a starting salary increase of almost 16%.
If you are a STEM major but you are not sure what job best fits your skills, check out our list of 26 entry level jobs for STEM students.

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