Salary Statistics

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey Results

NACE Spring 2016 Salary Survey:  Average salary earnings, by major, for new college grads across the U.S.

Discipline (Bachelor's Degree Level)Current Average
Accounting $51,426
Biology $34,158
Business Administration / Management $49,494
Chemical Engineering $65,782
Civil Engineering $57,368
Computer Science $75,191
Economics $53,488
Electrical, Electronics, and Communications Engineering $67,593
English Language & Literature/Letters $38,600
Finance $56,094
Information Science $56,818
Marketing $43,678
Mechanical Engineering $62,239
Psychology $34,801
Sociology $35,459
Teacher Education, Specific Subject Areas $36,526
Visual and Performing Arts $37,077

General Salary Links

  • Indeed.com—Find information on salary statistics by position and location, including trend analysis.
  • Salary.com—Get a range of high, median, and low salaries for various jobs by inputting an industry, an occupation, and a zip code.
  • PayScale.com Career Path Predictor —Predict where your career path is going and see what path others have taken.
  • PayScale.com Salary Calculator —Quickly calculate a salary range for any position or job.
  • Occupational Employment Statistics —Browse by metropolitan area, state, and national statistics compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • PayCycle.com —Break down your annual salary to see what you'll actually take home each paycheck.
  • CityTownInfo.com—Filter through comparative salary and job popularity indexes for more than 800 careers, organized by job and by metro area.
  • CaliforniaRealityCheck.com —Provides useful budgeting tools to help you estimate your living expenses and salary needs.
  • JobWeb.com —Salary and job market information from NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers). Includes link to article on salary offers for recent grads.
  • America's Career Info Net—Search for information on wages and trends.
  • LinkedIn Salary - Powerful salary research tool

Salary Tips for those Relocating

  • Cost of Living Wizard —Customize your salary comparison with this tool offered by Salary.com.
  • Homefair.com—Calculate the salary you will need in your new city to maintain your current standard of living.
  • Moving.com—Compare demographics, income & jobs, ethnicity, education, climate, crime, and residential.
  • Payscale.com Cost of Living Calculator—Cost of living information for comparing any two cities. Includes how much you need to make in the new location to maintain your current standard of living.

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