Starting Salaries for the Class of 2016

Bachelor’s degree graduates earning computer science degrees are expected to be the most highly paid. (See below.) Their overall average salary projection is $71,534.

Broad Category

2016 Average Salary

Computer Science

$71,534

Engineering

$66,121

Math & Sciences

$62,985

Business

$53,836

Humanities

$53,732

Healthcare

$52,074

Agriculture & Natural Resources

$41,234

Social Sciences

$40,647

Education

$40,490

Communications

$37,934

Source: Fall 2016 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers, copyright holder.