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Registered Nurse is Largest Occupation with an Above Average Wage $69,790

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The occupations with the largest employment in May 2014 were retail salespersons and cashiers, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. These two occupations combined made up nearly 6 percent of total U.S. employment, with employment levels of 4.6 million and 3.4 million, respectively. Of the 10 largest occupations, only registered nurses, with an annual mean wage of $69,790, had an average wage above the U.S. all occupations mean of $47,230. The highest paying occupations overall included several physician and dentist occupations, chief executives, nurse anesthetists, and petroleum engineers. National employment and wage information for all occupations is shown in table 1.

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Engineering Majors Top Employer Salary Projections for Class of 2015

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Engineering majors are projected to be the top-paid bachelor’s degree graduates from the Class of 2015, according to a new report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers responding to NACE’s January 2015 Salary Survey projected starting salaries for engineering graduates overall that average $62,998. (See Figure 1.) Within the reported engineering disciplines, petroleum engineering majors are likely to earn the highest salaries with an anticipated average salary of $80,600.

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2015 Salary Guides Show 3.8 Percent Average Starting Salary Increase in Professional Occupations

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The just-released 2015 Salary Guides from Robert Half show that U.S. starting salaries for professional occupations are projected to increase an average of 3.8 percent next year. The largest expected gains in salaries among all fields researched are in technology, with an anticipated 5.7 percent overall increase in the average starting salary for newly hired information technology (IT) workers. Accounting and finance and creative and marketing professionals can expect starting salaries to rise an average of 3.5 percent, according to the research.

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