Good News: Average starting salaries are up for college graduates

There is some good news for the people who are looking for a first-time salaried job.

We all know college loans are rising dramatically, but at least salaries seem to be now, too. The National Association of Colleges and Employers said the average starting salary for the class of 2020 is up about 2.5% from the year before. And more than 8% from the class of 2018.

That starting salary amounts to just over $55,000.

Nurses have seen an uptick in salaries thanks to demand from the pandemic. But engineering, science and tech jobs are making the most money.

Read more from NBC Connecticut. 

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