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NACE Salary Survey - Annual salary projections for Class of 2021 college graduates

The Winter 2021 Salary Survey report features annual salary projections for Class of 2021 college graduates. The figures reported are for base salaries only and do not include bonuses, commissions, fringe benefits, or overtime rates. The report provides the detailed salary projections by academic major and degree level, along with breakouts by both industry and geographic region.

Data contained in the report were obtained by surveying NACE employer members from September 14, 2020, through November 30, 2020. A total of 139 surveys were returned—a 14.9 percent response rate. Of those responding, 5.8 percent of respondents were from the New England region, 10.2 percent were from the Plains region, 10.2 percent were from the Rocky Mountain/Far West region, 12.5 percent were from the Southwest region, 18.2 percent were from the Southeast region, 19.7 percent were from the Mideast region, and 23.4 percent were from the Great Lakes region. A list of respondents by industry and size, and a partial list of organizations that supplied data for this report can be found in the Appendix

Salary Survey (ISSN 1520-8648) is available to individuals holding membership in the National Association of Colleges and Employers; it is also available on a subscription basis. The Salary Survey report is published three times a year—January, July, and October—by the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 62 Highland Ave., Bethlehem, PA 18017-9085. For more information, see www.naceweb.org/store/subscription/salary-survey/ or contact NACE at 610.868.1421.

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