Sorry, I was intrigued with the salary article and I stumbled upon another article from CNN that dealt with earnings of the class of 2008.
It seems like chemical engineering was one of the most profitable major with graduating students immediately earning on average $63,749. Economics major usually had start up salaries of $52,926. Nursing majors (!) will make on average $52,129. Students who hold liberal arts degrees on average will make $33,258 and this was up 4% since last year.
You can look up the salaries of particular jobs in a specific state here.