New STEM grads finding great pay


Posted by Ryan DeVito on 7 May 2018

New college graduates who majored in STEM fields are commanding higher salaries than they anticipated. Beginning salaries for the class of 2015 could be as much as 50% more than expected.

Check out this article from CBS News. The article details a new survey by NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Survey results indicate that students underestimate their worth upon entering the job market. Chemistry majors were surprised by starting salaries over 50% greater than what they had expected, with mathematics and computer science majors experiencing similar disparities. At nearly $58,000 per year for chemistry majors, or over $64,000 per year of engineering majors, STEM graduates best business and liberal arts graduates by a significant margin.

Are you surprised by the starting salaries of some majors over others? We would love to hear your comments below.