Average pay for a computer science grad took a bit of a hit--down .5%--but still stands at a healthy $61,112. That's 21% more than the typical finance major.
Average pay for a computer science grad took a bit of a hit--down .5%--but still stands at a healthy $61,112. That's 21% more than the typical finance major.The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) says in its latest quarterly report:
* Class of 2010 grads overall got an average starting salary offer that's 1.3% less than what grads received a year ago. The overall average is $48,661.
* Computer engineering grads had the biggest decrease among all engineering segments, down 2.9% to $59,917.
* Information sciences grads saw a whopping 5.7% pay jump from a year ago, to $55,084 average.
It's a mixed message as far as salary increases for IT-related graduates, but there's a clear message in terms of total pay-- tech degrees still pay far above average at graduation. The average offer to a liberal arts grad took a 3.9% hit, down to $34,747.
The grad pay figures come fresh off news that IT jobs grew at a surprising rate last quarter.
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