Among the college Class of 2011, engineering dominates the list of top-paid majors, according to a new survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Responses to NACE's Spring 2011 Salary Survey indicate that engineering majors account for seven of the top 10 spots on the list. The only non-engineering major among the top- five highest paid is computer science, which is second on the list.
That four of the top five highest paid majors are engineering: and all received average starting salary offers in excess of $60,000: indicates the continued high demand for these graduates, says NACE. Furthermore, the entire top-ten list underscores the interest employers have in hiring technical majors.
The top ten and their average salary offers:
- Chemical engineering $66,886
- Computer science $63.017
- Mechanical engineering $60,739
- Electrical/electronics & communications engineering $60,646
- Computer engineering $60,112
- Industrial/manufacturing engineering $58,549
- Systems engineering $57,497
- Engineering technology $57,176
- Information sciences & systems $56,868
- Business systems networking/telecommunications $56,808