Computer Science and Engineering Starting Salaries

The NACE Salary Survey of new College graduates is out (full report) and it says:

Graduates within the computer sciences fields have starting salaries that are 2.4 percent higher this year; their overall median starting salary rose from $55,087 to $56,383. employers in the information sector reported the highest number of new graduate entrants, with an impressive starting salary to boot—$64,400.


Computer engineering grads are the highest paid of the engineering disciplines, with a median salary of $67,800, a 0.6 percent increase over their class of 2011 counterparts’ median salary.

The figure below is taken from the full report.

'Computer Science' salaries tend to be lower than 'Computer Engineering' simply because there are many community colleges and online schools that offer Computer Science degrees, while Engineering degrees are only offered by major Universities with Engineering Colleges.