It’s tough out there folks! 2010 graduates faced a tough entry level job market. Every time you turn on the news, you hear something more depressing about the economy. But, fear not, many 2010 graduates are getting high paying jobs. Here are the top earnings numbers for bachelors degrees as reports by CNBC
As can be expected, almost all of the top earners graduated from college with a degree in engineering. Not only that, but they graduated in a highly specialized engineering field, like petroleum, chemical, or mining. If math isn’t exactly your thing, than engineering probably isn’t for you, and read more here on the Highest Paying Non-Engineering Degrees.
- Average Starting Salary for Petroleum Engineering Degrees: $54,038
- Average Starting Salary for Chemical Engineering Degrees: $65,142
- Average Starting Salary for Mining/Geological Engineering degrees: $64,552
- Average Starting Salary for Computer Science degrees: $61,205
- Average Starting Salary for Computer Engineering degrees: $60,879
- Average Starting Salary for Electrical Engineering degrees: 59,074
- Average starting salary for Mechanical Engineering degrees: $58,392
- Average starting salary for Manufacturing Engineering degrees: $57,734
- Average starting salary for Aerospace Engineering degrees: $57,231
- Average starting salary for Information Science degrees (click to read more on this degree): $54, 038
Any of the links above will take you to my page showing you an individual with that degree and what you need to know.
Remember 2010 grads (and 2011 grads for that matter) keep your heads up!