ALERT CENTER: Survey shows 2022 college grads have most unrealistic job, salary expectations

A new survey shows the next crop of college graduates have unrealistic expectations about their first job.

News 12 Staff

May 6, 2022, 11:22 AM

Updated 712 days ago

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A new survey shows the next crop of college graduates have unrealistic expectations about their first job.
As millions prepare to walk across the stage at commencement, the survey shows they may not be ready for the real world.
The survey by Real Estate Witch shows students expect to make six-figures at their first job, when the reality is half of that.
In fact, the survey shows the undergraduate class of 2022, across all majors, overestimates their starting salaries by 88%.
Journalism graduates had the most unrealistic expectations, overestimating their starting salaries by 139%
The graduates were expecting to make $107,000 annually their first year, where the actual average is just below $45,000.


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