Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy

Latest Episodes

Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Tech
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy
Marketplace Morning Report
Download
HTML Embed
HTML EMBED
Click to Copy

For the Class of 2019: more job offers, flat pay

Mitchell Hartman May 27, 2019
Share Now on:
HTML EMBED:
COPY
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The Class of 2019 is entering the “best job market for new college grads since 2007,” according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The ratio of job offers to graduating seniors is the highest it’s been since before the Great Recession.

Meanwhile, the tight labor market doesn’t appear to be driving any acceleration in starting pay for new graduates. HR firm Korn Ferry reports that the average 2019 graduate will earn $51,347 per year, essentially unchanged (after adjusting for inflation) from what members of the Class of 2018 earned last year.

Korn Ferry reports average starting salaries for 2019 grads will be significantly higher in metro areas with a high cost of living, such as Boston ($60,897), New York ($61,668) and San Francisco ($65,621). Popular occupations among new college grads vary greatly by salary as well, from $32,699 for customer service representatives, to $57,639 for registered nurses, and $68,145 for software developers.

If you’re a member of your local public radio station, we thank you — because your support helps those stations keep programs like Marketplace on the air.  But for Marketplace to continue to grow, we need additional investment from those who care most about what we do: superfans like you.

Your donation — as little as $5 — helps us create more content that matters to you and your community, and to reach more people where they are – whether that’s radio, podcasts or online.

When you contribute directly to Marketplace, you become a partner in that mission: someone who understands that when we all get smarter, everybody wins.