Accounting is the 8th "big money" degree in the Fall, 2011 issue of USAA Magazine (www.usaamagazine.com/html/salary.html). According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers accounting degree college graduates earn an average of $50,316. Accounting comes after Engineering, Computer Science, Nursing, Economics, Management Information Systems, Finance, and Logistics/Materials Management.
The top salary degree holders are Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Communications, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineers who make between $66,886 and $58,549. Those with accounting degrees fare better than graduates with Liberal Arts and Sciences/General Studies (ouch!), Civil Engineering, Biological/Life Sciences, Business Administration/Management, Marketing, Hospitality Services, Psychology, and Communications degrees.
There was no data for self-employed professionals.#Accounting #students