Among the college Class of 2012, engineering tops the list of highest-paid majors, according to results of a new survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
“As a group, engineering majors currently have the highest reported overall average salary at the bachelor's level. Their current average salary stands at $60,639, up 1.9 percent from $59,496," as reported by the NACE Salary Survey September 2012 Executive Summary.
Chemical engineering graduates experienced a 3.4 percent increase over the 2011 average salary, which raised the overall average salary for graduates of chemical engineering to $66,200.
Source: NACE September 2012 Salary Survey Executive Summary. Data represent job functions for which the most data were reported; all data are for bachelor’s degree candidates.