Top Paying and Hiring Industries

Starting Salaries for New College Graduates
Broad Category 2013 Average Salary 2012 Average Salary Percent Change
Business $55,144 $53,900 2.3%
Communications $44,552 $43,717 1.9%
Computer Science $59,084 $59,221 0.2%
Education $40,590 $40,668 0.2%
Engineering $62,564 $62,655 0.1%
Humanities & Social Sciences $38,045 $36,988 2.9%
Math & Sciences $42,956 $42,471 1.1%
Overall $45,633 $44,482 2.6%

NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers released these 2013 statistics on recent college graduates. Above, is a table which shows college majors and their starting salaries in 2013 and compares that with salaries from 2012. Fortunately, we can see there is an increase in every major listed! 

The images attached with this post show graphs NACE provided which display the top paying industries and the top hiring industries. These are helpful to be aware of as a college student when pondering where you should look for jobs after Luther.