Good News for Grads: Some College Majors Earning Major Bucks

Just a few short years ago the news for college grads was all doom and gloom. It was virtually a guarantee, it was said, you’d graduate and move straight into your parents’ basement.

Fast forward to 2013: the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer (and it isn’t an oncoming train).

The average starting salary for college graduates has risen to $45,000… up 5.2% from 2012. However, salary ranges for recent grads vary widely… and it seems your college major has a significant impact on where you’ll fall on the entry-level salary scale, as shown in this infographic from Open Colleges:

How are you, and your college major, doing compared to other graduates?


College Major Earnings






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