Software Engineering Ranked Among Top Salaries for New Grads
Once again, software engineering earns high marks when it comes to starting salaries for undergraduate degrees. With data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) released study results that ranked software engineering (as a component of the computer science field) second among college technology majors for average starting salaries in 2013. Falling slightly behind Computer Engineering, the average CS graduate can expect to earn an average annual salary of $64,000+.
The high undergraduate salary baseline coupled with the reputation and strength of Carnegie Mellon's graduate software engineering curriculum, it’s understandable that the extraordinary graduates of CMU’s Software Engineering Professional Masters Programs command starting salaries well above the average.
To learn more about this study and its findings, see ITWorld’s recent article: Best College Tech Majors for Landing a Top Starting Salary