The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its latest report on college graduates and the correlation between their chosen majors and their start-ing salaries (and unemployment rates). Bottom line about the bottom line: It’s good to have an engineering degree!
Specifically, at $62,655, engineering tops seven other categories when it comes to majors and average starting salary. Computer science places a re-spectable second at over $59,000, while the ever-popular business major takes show at just under $54,000. The remaining five categories — health sci-ences, communications, math and sciences, education, and humanities and social sciences — round out the field in that order. Of those, only humanities/social sciences comes in with an average beneath $40,000.