STARTING SALARY COMPARISON


COLLEGE GRADUATES BY MAJOR FIELD

(Source: Wall Street Journal, 8 April 2008, p. D3)

Engineering $49,707.00
Computer Programming $46,775.00
Mathematics $46,405.00
Economics $43,419.00
Accounting $42,104.00
Chemistry $41,638.00
Management Science $40,592.00
Finance $38,024.00
Business/Marketing $35,838.00
History $34,257.00
Foreign Languages $34,049.00
Sociology $33,858.00
Psychology $32,188.00
Elementary Teacher Ed. $30,497.00
Art $28,479.00
Philosophy $28,234.00