JOB OUTLOOK & STARTING SALARIES FOR NEW GRADS
Compiled by: Online Colleges Guide
According to the NACE April Salary Survey, the educational services industry leads the way in bringing innew college graduates, with nearly 300,000 grads already hired in 2012. Other top hiring industries include health care and social assistance, professional, scientific and technical services, finance and insurance and manufacturing.
College graduates after the most cash should look for a job in the utility industry, which has the highest average starting salary at $64,400.The information, manufacturing, management of companies and enterprises and finance and insurance industries all reported average annual salaries above $50,000 for college grads.
Overall, the average starting salary for a Class of 2012 graduate is $44,442, a 6.6 percent increase over what was being doled out to the Class of 2011.
The study was based on surveys of the 160 NACE-member organizations that hire new college graduates.