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NACE's April 2013 Salary Survey

Technical majors head the list of the highest-paid for the Class of 2013, according to a recent report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

In particular, NACE's April 2013 Salary Survey—the first look at starting salaries for this year's graduates—found that seven engineering majors are among the 10 top-paid.

"Engineering majors are consistently among the highest-paid because the demand for them is so great," said Marilyn Mackes, executive director of NACE.

Petroleum engineering majors received the top starting salaries by far, with an average of $93,500, nearly $22,000 more than the second highest-paid—computer engineering, at $71,700.

Other top-paid engineering majors are chemical ($67,600), aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical ($64,400), mechanical ($64,000), electrical/electronics and communications ($63,400), and engineering technology ($62,200).

The top-paid nonengineering majors are computer science, with an average starting salary of $64,800, followed by management information systems/business ($63,100) and finance ($57,400).

Click ahead to see find out more about the bachelor degrees pulling in the best paychecks.

Posted 30 May 2013

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