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Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates

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Top-Paid Majors for Class of 2013 Bachelor’s Degree Graduates

Year after year, engineering majors top the charts with the highest paid salaries for new graduates. Petroleum engineering has the highest average starting salary at $97,000, a significant jump over the rest.

1. Major: Petroleum Engineering

Average Starting Salary: $97,000

2. Computer Engineering

$70,900

3. Chemical Engineering

$67,500

4. Computer Science

$64,700

5. Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering

$64,500

6. Mechanical Engineering

$64,500

7. Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering

$63,000

8. Engineering Technology

$61,500

9. Management Information Systems/Business

$60,700

10. Logistics/Materials Management

$59,800

Source: January 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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