Supply & demand? Outsourcing backlash? CS grads average $53K out of school
[C]omputer-science grads saw their average starting salary offers grow by 4.5 percent last year alone. The new average salary for a job right out of college is now \$53,051. That's the highest amount this decade.
Starting salaries surge for computer science grads [Ars Technica]
Interesting. I still think that the future is mixed-at-best for United States programmers (with our relatively high cost), but at least for now there's some good news.