Is $58K a good starting salary for a civil engineer out of college?

I'm about to graduate with an undergraduate civil engineering degree this May and I got an offer for a job for $58K/year.. Should I ask for more? or is this good enough? Please help me out because I need to accept or decline soon. I appreciate all the help ahead of time!

Asked By: JohnyD - 2/4/2011
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I would say 58K is pretty good straight out of college. The market is pretty slow for civil engineers at this point. You should be able to make much more money in about 2 years (once u have more experience under your belt.) Civil engineer is prety vague. It wold help to know if you are working for the city or a... More
Answered By: fisearch - 2/4/2011
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I do not know if it is an appropriate rate or not, but check with you placement office. They have statistics or averages of other similar grads. If it is in line with others with your skills and experience, you can still negotiate for a 90 day review instead of the annual one. The worse thing that may happen is they... More
Answered By: krantcents - 2/4/2011
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