The Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering graduates' salary outlook on the rise

Electrical and Computer Engineering were listed at the top of the charts for reported salaries over the last year, and among jobs with increasing salary potential:
  • National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE): according to NACE's "September 2012 Salary Report" (pdf), as a group, engineering majors currently have the highest reported overall average salary at the bachelor’s level. Their current average salary stands at $60,639, up 1.9 percent from $59,496. Graduates earning electrical engineering bachelors degrees posted a 1.9 percent increase; their average salary now stands at $60,500, up from $59,400 reported last year. The average salary to computer engineering graduates rose 1.7 percent from $70,600 last year to $71,800, making these grads the most highly paid among the engineering fields.
  • PayScale.com: 2012-2013 College Salary Report has listed Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering in their "Top 10 College Majors that Lead to High Salaries (pdf)