Salary Survey: Top-Hiring Industries
Educational services is the top-hiring industry for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates, according to results of NACE’s September 2014 Salary Survey.
These graduates received starting salaries that average more than $40,000. (See Figure 1.)
Employers in other top-hiring industries for Class of 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates paid starting salaries that averaged more than $50,000. These industries include professional, scientific, and technical services; federal, state, and local governments; and finance and insurance.
Meanwhile, healthcare and social assistance grads earned an average of more than $45,000 in their first year.
Data for the September 2014 Salary Survey report were retrieved in July 2014. An executive summary of the September 2014 Salary Survey report is available at www.naceweb.org/salary-resources/salary-survey.aspx.
Figure 1: Top-Hiring Industries and Their Average Starting Salary
|Top-Hiring Industries||Average Starting Salary|
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services||$55,535|
|Healthcare and Social Assistance||$45,222|
|Federal, State, and Local Government||$50,026|
|Finance and Insurance||$57,683|
Source: September 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. All data are for bachelor’s degree graduates.