New college graduates are overestimating their starting salaries by $30,000, report finds

Today’s undergraduates expect to make about $84,855 one year after graduation, according to a survey of college students by Real Estate Witch, part of real estate site Clever, in March.

Yet, the average starting salary for recent graduates is just shy of $56,000, Real Estate Witch found, a difference of nearly $30,000.

The disconnect between perception and reality only worsens over time. A decade into their careers, students anticipate making more than $204,560. That’s well over the average mid-career salary of $98,647, according to Glassdoor.

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