Starting salaries for recent graduates have gone up in the past year. Various engineering fields are at the top of the list.
The starting salary for my current field, accounting, is up 6.1% at 43,003. Teaching, my previous occupation and the field for which I originally spent many years in education, is up 0.9% at $30,793.
My father’s field, evironmental engineering, is likely closely matched to industrial engineering. The starting salary for that major is up 7.7% to $49,567.