WHAT ARE GEN-Z'S SALARY EXPECTATIONS?

Today’s college graduates expect to receive a starting salary at their first job that’s nearly double the actual average entry-level salary — and these unrealistic expectations extend to everything.

A survey found that nearly half of respondents believe college isn’t worth the cost. And if given a chance for a do-over, 40% of them would make different choices .

A Strong Job Market May Skew Expectations

Today’s job market is booming.  The average salary for a college graduate today is $55,260. Meanwhile, undergraduates now expect to earn $103,880 in their first job after college.

A Hot Job Market Has Overheated Expectations

It’s probably not surprising that 44% of graduating students surveyed report their job search has been much easier than expected.  In fact, 15% of 2022 graduates have already accepted a job offer.

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