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Though a recent survey found federal cyber security executives paid well by industry standards, the same does not hold true for entry-level IT pros.
The spring update by the National Association of Colleges and Employers put the average starting salaries for new computer science grads at $63,017. But in federal jobs, those at General Schedule Grade 7 in the Washington area will start at $42,209, reports Nextgov.com.
At the same time, few federal agencies plan to hire. A survey of federal CIOs released last week found that few expect any budget increase for this year into next, and some expect some cuts in contractors. In a political climate of severe budget cutting in government, expect that trend to continue. The greatest amount of hiring was expected to be for federal IT program managers, a new classification of senior executives who manage complex initiatives.
Those new IT grads will be snapped up in the private sector, though. The number of projected entry-level hires for 2011 is up 18.4 percent over 2010, with computer science grads considered a hot commodity.