Don’t panic if your starting salary is less than the average. By the time you graduate you should know that the average starting salary will vary depending on several factors. Some of the factors impacting starting salary include:
Industry or occupation.
Geography and cost of living in different areas.
Prior experience and college experience.
College or university you attended.
Some data indicates that grads who used their campus career centers do better.
Your goal is to collect information of what is happening in the entry-level career marketplace so you can make informed decisions, seek opportunities and find ways to grow in the career path you have chosen.