US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey

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The US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey collects annual starting salaries for new graduate hires and hourly pay rates for co-op students and summer interns from organizations around the country. It also covers tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns.

This survey delivers the most comprehensive analysis evaluating the next wave of talent for your organization. Income for recent college graduates varies depending on major and degree. This compensation survey covers several types of degrees, throughout 15 discipline types. Minor details can be the difference between the top talent choosing you or your competitors. Evaluate your compensation strategy today so that your organization thrives tomorrow.

Survey Details at a Glance
  • Overview
  • Product Details
  • 2018 Participation
  • Pricing
  • Buy Now
  • Survey Schedule
  • Participating Companies

Overview

The salaries and pay rates collected in this survey are applicable to new graduate and student hires over the last 12 months. Survey results are delivered in a published PDF format to your imercer.com account under My Downloads.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer’s salary surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date HR metrics and market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations. It is then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization´s size, structure, geographic region, or any combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each Mercer data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring that you always receive the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details

Survey Statistics

  • # Organizations: 79

Based on data from the 2017 US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey

Data Collected

  • Annual starting salaries for new graduates
  • Hourly rates for co-op students
  • Hourly rates for summer interns
  • Tuition reimbursement or assistance for co-op students and summer interns

Data Analyzed

Types of Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)/Bachelor in Commerce (BCom)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng/BSc Eng)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc)
  • Community College Diploma/Associates Degree
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Master of Arts (MA)
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Master of Science (MSc)

Region

  • North Central
  • Northeast
  • South Central
  • Southeast
  • West Coast

Discipline

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Biology
  • Business/Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Human Resources
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Information Technology
  • Law
  • Life Sciences
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Pharmacy
  • Physics

Position Families Analyzed

  • Co-op students
  • New graduates
  • Summer interns

2018 Participation

Data Submission Tools

Participate Online

To become a survey participant, access the online questionnaire above, complete the step-by-step questions, and then submit. It's that simple! We understand the level of sensitivity in the data provided and will hold your data in the strictest confidence.


2018 Participation is now open!

Survey participation is open to all organizations and is not required to purchase results. To participate in the 2018 survey, please submit your completed questionnaire before the deadline. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events.

2018 Survey Schedule

Participation opens: June 13
Participation closes: July 13
Results available: October


2018 Pricing

*Participant:
2018 US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey — USD 595

Non-participant:
2018 US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey — USD 1,785

*Also participate in the 2018 Millennial Perks Survey? Get the 2018 New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey and the 2018 Millennial Perks Survey for a combined price of USD 775. 

Pricing

Product Participant Non-Participant
2017 US New Graduate Pay and Student Hiring Rates Survey USD 575 USD 1,725

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  • 2018 results will be available for purchase in October.

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Survey Schedule

  • Participation Opens: June 13
  • Participation Closes: July 13
  • Data Effective: June 1
  • Report Available: October

Participating Companies

  • ABACUS TECHNOLOGY
  • ACTUANT CORPORATION
  • AGFIRST FARM CREDIT BANK
  • ALEXION PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • AMERICAN AIRLINES GROUP, INC.
  • AMICA MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY
  • ARCADIS US INC
  • ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES, INC.
  • BECHTEL CORPORATION - BECHTEL PLANT MACHINERY, INC.
  • BECHTEL CORPORATION
  • BMW MANUFACTURING, LLC
  • CENTENE CORPORATION
  • CIGNA CORPORATION
  • COLGATE-PALMOLIVE
  • DELPHI CORPORATION
  • DIRECT ENERGY
  • DUDE SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • E & J GALLO WINERY
  • ELDON WATER INC.
  • ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
  • EXPERIAN INFORMATION SOLUTIONS, INC.
  • FEDERAL RESERVE BANK ATLANTA
  • FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF KANSAS CITY
  • FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
  • GARTNER, INC.
  • GILDAN ACTIVVEWEAR INC.
  • GLAXOSMITHKLINE
  • HAMBURG SUD NORTH AMERICA, INC.
  • HARLEY-DAVIDSON, INC.
  • HITACHI CONSULTING
  • HOLLYFRONTIER CORPORATION
  • HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL, INC. - FEDERAL MANUFACTURING & TECHNOLOGIES
  • HUNTINGTON INGALLS INDUSTRIES, INC. - NEWPORT NEWS SHIPBUILDING
  • INOVALON HOLDINGS, INC.
  • INTERNATIONAL TEXTILE GROUP, INC.
  • ITC HOLDINGS CORP
  • KOHL'S CORPORATION
  • LEGAL & GENERAL AMERICA, INC.
  • LEIDOS HOLDINGS, INC.
  • LENNOX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • LOCKHEED MARTIN
  • LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES
  • MAQUET GETINGE GROUP
  • MASTERCARD, INC.
  • MEDPACE, INC.
  • MEDSTAR HEALTH
  • MEMORIALCARE HEALTH SYSTEM
  • MERCEDES-BENZ FINANCIAL SERVICES USA, LLC
  • MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
  • MTS SYSTEMS CORPORATION
  • NAVY EXCHANGE SERVICE COMMAND (NEXCOM)
  • NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • OSHKOSH CORPORATION
  • OWENS-ILLINOIS, INC.
  • PATTERSON-UTI DRILLING COMPANY
  • PRIVILEGE UNDERWRITERS INC.
  • READING HEALTH SYSTEM
  • REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
  • RLI INSURANCE COMPANY
  • ROSEMOUNT, INC.
  • SAIPEM AMERICA, INC.
  • SMITHFIELD FARMLAND
  • SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • SPACE EXPLORATION TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
  • ST. JUDE CHILDREN'S RESEARCH HOSPITAL - ALSAC
  • TECHNIP USA, INC
  • THE BOEING COMPANY - JEPPESEN SANDERSON, INC.
  • THE BOEING COMPANY
  • THE WENDY'S COMPANY
  • THORATEC CORPORATION
  • UL LLC
  • VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
  • VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
  • VIRGINIA MASON MEDICAL CENTER
  • WALT DISNEY PARKS & RESORTS
  • WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
  • WESTERN ELECTRICITY COORDINATING COUNCIL
  • WIPRO, LLC
  • WYNDHAM WORLDWIDE
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  • Ordering TypeSingleLevelMultiSelection
  • RegionUS
  • Short DescriptionStarting salaries for new graduate hires, co-op students, and interns.