How Long Did It Take You to Earn the Average Starting Salary of Graduates from Your College?


Somewhat related to my previous post: Last week, Payscale released its rankings of colleges and universities based on the average earnings of its graduates (prestige, it seems, matters, since top rated research universities and Ivy League schools are found at the top).

Of the 1,000 colleges listed, Irvine, where I did my undergrad, ranked at 65 with graduates earning an average starting salary of $48,900. How many years did it take for you to earn the starting salary of graduates at your college? It took me a few years of hustling, about five, to get there.

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