Some sobering and frightening statistics below. I haven’t checked out the sources. But if you are struggling to make the transition from grad to career, you probably aren’t alone (see the infographic).
In slightly brighter news, Forbes recently reported that the economy is looking better for new graduates.
It’s important to note that, while the overall increase is small, all broad categories of majors have seen an increase,” said Marilyn Mackes, NACE’s executive director, in a statement.
The biggest uptick came for business and communications majors, whose salaries climbed 2.2%. Business majors from the Class of 2012 earn an average of $51,541 while communications majors earn $42,286.
Engineering majors posted the highest salaries of any discipline, $60,639, up 1.9% from 2011.
Of course, though, the lowest salaries in the survey are for humanities and social sciences majors, at $36,824, up 1.4% from the previous year.
The inforgraphic is done by CollegeAtHome.com. I know nothing about them nor is this an endorsement. They do, however, present some interesting stats below.