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What is the average starting salary for a computer science major?

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The starting salary for a computer science major ranges between $55,000 and $125,000, as of 2015. The starting salary depends on the location, type and size of the company hiring the graduate. Starting salaries also depend on the discipline or specialty taken and the experience of the graduate.

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Depending on the college attended, salaries for computer science majors may start at $71,500 and go up to $102,000. Computer science is among the college majors with the highest starting salaries. Computer science graduates who take up management positions earn the highest salaries. While the lifetime earnings of computer science majors average $3.1 million, graduates who take management occupations earn up to $3.7 million.

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