Starting Salaries for the College Class of 2010

According to the Spring 2010 issue of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Salary Survey, starting salary offers to the college class of 2010 are down compared to last year at this time. The average starting salary offered to a bachelor's degree candidate dropped by 1.7 percent from $48,515 to $47,673.

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What's Up

Salary offers are up on average for some graduates including those with computer-related degrees and engineering graduates, particularly those with a concentration in electrical engineering. In addition, finance and accounting majors saw their average salary offers rise.

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What's Down

Business administration/management grads experienced a dip, as did marketing graduates. And the hardest hit group are those graduating with Liberal Arts degrees.

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