In a recent study by Clever, the new crop of college graduates — Generation Z — expect to earn $57,964 fresh out of school. However, the real data reveals the national average salary is $47,000 for those with a newly acquired bachelor’s degree and zero to five years job experience. These graduates also overestimate mid-career earnings by $15,000. Sadly, women expect $4,338 less than men, and $10,836 less than mid-career males.
Gen Z grads are more serious about work, earnings and benefits compared to the millennials who seek fun, flex time and unlimited PTO. Higher earnings are the number one reason Gen Zers earn a degree, cites the Clever study. According to a Gallup poll, 50% of graduates strongly agree that their education is worth the cost. Only 36% of current undergraduates strongly believe their college education is worth the cost.
Source: https://listwithclever. com/real-estate-blog/collegestudent-salary-expectationsstudy/