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Engineering and technology dominate the highest-paid majors in 2011, according to a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Bethlehem PA.
Chemical engineering majors are at the top, with an average salary offer of $66,886. Computer science majors are at #2, with an average offer of $63,017. Information sciences majors were offered an average $56,868.
Engineering majors hold seven of the top-10 salary offers:
Chemical engineering - $66,886
Computer science - $63,017
Mechanical engineering - $60,739
Electrical/electronics & communications engineering - $60,646
Computer engineering - $60,112
Industrial/manufacturing engineering - $58,549
Systems engineering - $57,497
Engineering technology - $57,176
Information sciences & systems - $56,868
Business systems networking/telecommunications - $56,808.
“The entire top-10 list underscores the interest employers have in hiring technical majors,” NACE executive director Marilyn Mackes said. Details: www.naceweb.org.