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Among the different news reports on the job market and the future of workers in the US, here is an article on the salaries ranges for various job types.. good reference stuff!

"By and large, the average salary increases employers offered to new college graduates were respectable, and some were standouts," Marilyn Mackes, executive director of NACE said in a statement.

Topping the list of highest-paid majors were chemical engineers who fetched $55,900 on average, followed by electrical engineering degrees at $52,899. Despite taking a 0.3 percent dip compared to the 2004-2005 academic year, mechanical engineers took third place with an average salary of $50,672.

The survey, which polled 83 different private and public schools across the country, revealed that computer science graduates might not get as much as they did in previous years, as offers fell slightly to $50,046.

Accounting and economics or finance experienced the biggest growth, claiming the fifth and sixth spots, and rounding out the list, in order, were civil engineering, management and marketing.

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