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The overall average starting salary for U.S. class of 2013 college graduates stands at $45,327, an increase of 2.4 percent over the reported average of $44,259 for 2012 college graduates, according to the September 2013
Salary Survey report from the nonprofit National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Salary increases were not limited to certain fields of study; they were evident in all disciplines except computer science, NACE found.
Some highlights from the report:
2013 Average Salary
2012 Average Salary
Humanities and Social Sciences
Math and Sciences
Source: September 2013 NACE
Report data represent accepted starting salaries (not salary offers) derived from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau and a master set of employer-reported data developed by Job Search Intelligence.
U.S. Salary Budgets Projected to Rise 3.1% in 2014,
SHRM Online Compensation, August 2013
Salary Budgets Projected to Hold Steady in 2014, SHRM Online Compensation, July 2013
Recession Continues to Influence Wage Growth,
SHRM Online Staffing Management, July 2013
Spending on Performance-Based Awards Stays Strong, SHRM Online Compensation Discipline, August 2012
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