Starting Salaries Are Up

But the increases are small.

The starting salary is US$52,456 for class of 2017 graduates in the U.S. with bachelor’s degrees in business, according to the Summer 2018 Salary Survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). That’s just a 0.8 percent increase from 2016 levels.

However, that figure is higher than the average salary for 2017 graduates overall, which stood at $50,516, just 0.3 percent over levels for 2016. NACE reports that, for the third straight year, students majoring in various computer science fields earned the highest starting salaries, averaging $72,677.