Salaries Strong for Scientists and Engineers

From the Sloan Career Corner Center:

"Employers are projecting a 16% increase in college hiring in 2007-08, the fifth consecutive year of double-digit increases, and starting salaries are reflecting this positive growth, according to the 22nd edition of Salaries of Scientists, Engineers and Technicians: A Summary of Salary Surveys, recently released by the Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology. Among the findings:
Chemical engineering bachelor's degree recipients received the highest average starting salary offer in summer 2007 ($59,361). In contrast, psychology graduates received an average offer of just $31,631.
Gains were seen in starting salary offers across all science and engineering fields in summer 2007, with the most significant increases in chemical engineering (up 5.4%), civil engineering (up 5.4%) and computer engineering (up 4.8%).
By occupation, median salaries were highest at the bachelor's level in 2003 in engineering ($70,000) and computer science and mathematics ($68,000), and lowest in the life sciences ($42,000) and social and behavioral sciences ($45,000).
Information technology (IT) salaries are back on the rise after three years of relatively stagnant pay. In 2007, IT staffers can expect to earn a median base salary of $74,000, and $78,000 in total compensation. IT managers can expect to earn a median base salary of $97,000, and $105,000 in total compensation.
Find out more about salary ranges for careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, computing, and medicine online... "

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Emir José Macari, Dean College of Engineering and Computer Science Riverside Hall 2014 California State University, Sacramento 6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6023(916) 278-6127 phone(916) 278-5949 fax

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