Among the college Class of 2014, engineering majors hold eight of the top 10 places on the list of highest-paid majors, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) April 2014 Salary Survey.
Chemical engineering graduates earned an average 2014 starting salary of $66,000. "In all, Class of 2014 graduates in nine engineering majors earned average starting salaries that exceed $60,000," as reported by the April 2014 NACE Salary Survey.
Source: NACE September 2014 Salary Survey Executive Summary. Data represent job functions for which the most data were reported; all data are for bachelor’s degree candidates.