Computer science average starting salary

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Computer science average starting salary
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Individuals beginning in computer science have various starting salaries, mainly based upon their education. Individuals with more education generally have higher starting salaries and their salaries continue to climb as their experience level increases.

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Associate Degree

According to PayScale.com, individuals with an Associate Degree in Computer Science have a median salary of £22,165 when just starting out.

Bachelor Degree

According to PayScale.com, individuals with a Bachelor of Science (BS/BSc/SB) in computer science have a median beginning salary of £33,475 in 2010. With one to four years of experience, they earn around £35,880.

Master Degree

In 2010, individuals attaining a Master of Computer Science (MCS) have a median salary of £38,545 upon beginning work. With a little more experience, their median salary jumps to £43,095 according to PayScale.com.

Doctorate

Individuals with a Doctorate (PhD) in Computer Science have the highest starting salaries of beginning computer science individuals. In 2010, they have a median salary of £57,720 according to PayScale.com.

Considerations

Though it is obvious that individuals with more advanced degrees have higher salaries in computer science, it is important to note that the extra years of schooling may increase student loans. Also, these extra years are a loss of income depending upon your circumstances.

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