There's no doubt that Generation Y is improving our workplace. Their comfort with digital technology, always-on mentality, and entrepreneurial spirit have the potential to revitalize how companies do business -- that is, if they can get through the door in the first place.
[Note: This blog post was updated in February of 2011 to reflect more current salary numbers. For updated information, see PayScale's Career Research Center.]
People in my generation (Generation Y) expect to earn high pay after college graduation, but is this realistic? According to an article by CNN.com, those in Generation Y want "better pay, a flexible work schedule and company-provided [technology]." In fact, an overwhelming majority of hiring managers and HR professionals describe these people as exhibiting "a sense of entitlement that older generations don't."
What type of salary can those of us in Generation Y expect and what is considered a lot of money? Here at PayScale, we are obsessed with accurate salary data and can use our database of over 21 million profiles to answer this question.
In this blog I will look at some interesting salary facts according to several different characteristics: school, major, gender, job titles, and location.
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