Salaries for Graduates of STEM Hit All-Time High in US for 2017 Good News for Engineering Graduates
According to a recent study by the Hay Group division of Korn Ferry which reveals what salaries new grads can expect to earn, with no surprise, graduates entering science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers can expect to garner the best starting salaries in US in 2017.
The five highest-paying fields out of the 25 jobs included in the analysis are:
- Software Developer $65,232 (31 percent above average)
- Engineer $63,036 (27 percent above average)
- Actuary $59,212 (19 percent above average)
- Scientist/researcher $58,733 (18 percent above average)
- Environmental Professional $56,660 (14 percent above average)
What you will be making in your career is a significant part of deciding which field to study, whether to go for a bachelor’s or a master’s degree, and where you want to work after graduating.
In a piece of good news for college and university engineering graduates, average salaries for 2017 graduates are at an all-time high — with engineering salaries coming in second-highest.