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.