Posted December 09, 2011 by

Most Popular Industry for College Grads is Accounting

Employers in accounting services and engineering services made the most offers to bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2011, according to results of the Fall 2011 Salary Survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Rounding out the top five employers are those in consulting services, retail/wholesale trade, and financial services. Below are the industries which hired the most college graduates and the average salaries paid to those 2010-11 bachelor’s degree graduates are:

  1. Accounting Services – $51,134
  2. Engineering Services – $57,644
  3. Consulting Services – $59,107
  4. Retail/Wholesale Trade – $43,922
  5. Financial Services – $53,780
  6. Investment Banking – $62,255
  7. Educational Services – $33,833
  8. Petroleum & Coal Products – $74,542
  9. Transportation Services – $40,751
  10. Federal Government – $45,081
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