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2013 Degrees That Earn the Best Starting Salaries

Research from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) reported the 10 highest-paid majors for recent college grads.
Without much further ado, they are:
Chemical Engineering: $66,400
Computer Science: $64,400
Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautical Engineering: $64,000
Mechanical Engineering: $62,900
Electrical/Electronics and Communications Engineering: $62,300
Civil Engineering: $57,600
Finance: $57,300
Construction Science/Management: $56,600
Information Sciences and Systems: $56,100
Overall, the study found that the average starting salary of all new college grads is $44,455, up 3.4% from a 2011.

When thinking about taking on student loan debt, it might be helpful to also take into account your potential starting salary and what industry is currently hiring.