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Class of 2011 Scores Higher-Paying Jobs

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Engineering students secured the highest-paying jobs among 2011 graduates, according to a new survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Engineering majors had an average starting salary of $61,872 upon graduation, which represents a 1.5 percent increase from the previous year. Computer engineering students were the highest paid of all engineering majors, earning an average starting salary of $70,400 a year. Computer science majors scored the highest average starting salary after engineering graduates, at $60,594, and they saw the biggest increase in pay out of all the disciplines.

The average starting salary for computer science graduates increased 4.1 percent from 2010. Meanwhile, mathematics and science graduates earned an average starting salary of $40,204. Overall, the average starting salary rose 2.3 percent for graduates from 2010 to $41,701. Every discipline saw its average salary increase last year.

From CNNMoney 
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