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Annual Employer Satisfaction Survey

The SOA now conducts an annual survey (in the fall) of employers.  Several years have been devoted to perfecting the survey instrument.  In 2010, a new base-line set of questions was established.  The following table includes a summary of responses.Summary results of surveys from prior years are listed lower on this web page.

Scale: 1=Weak (or worse), 3=Average (or equal), 5=Excellent (or better)

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Knowledge and skills
4.03 4.22 no data 3.98 4.86
Personal attributes 4.08 4.38 no data 4.20 4.78
Technical preparation 3.42 3.44 no data 3.36 4.0
Nontechnical skills 3.42 3.37 no data 3.73 3.0
Persistence in work 3.64 3.59

no data

3.73 4.0

Number of students accepting employment within three months of graduation and average starting salaries

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  Total Graduates By Three Months Average Salary
2011-2012  26  23 $46,514
2012-2013 31 28 $45,800
2013-2014 32 30 $49,500
2014-2015 51 47 $51,500
2015-2016 41 38 $49,143