It's been widely known before that graduates with technical majors typically earn more than their liberal arts counterparts, but a recent study conducted by Payscale.com is reporting that employers are increasingly favoring college graduates with technical degrees over those with liberal arts degrees even when the position doesn't call for a technical background. Often to the tune of an extra $10,000 per year added to the starting salary. Graduates with technical degrees in Engineering or Computer Science earned on average $54,000 in their first year of work, compared to $34,000 for English, Communications and Marketing majors.
Accounting also led the list well, coming in 4th with a $49,000 average starting pay. Economics and Finance majors came in 5th and 6th. Of course, these numbers aren't concrete - different employers will offer differing compensation packages regardless of degree type, but if you're planning on going to college, it's food for thought when considering a major.
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