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Salaries by Major at Arizona State University

How much money do Arizona State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $40,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $52,600 on average.

In terms of specific areas of study, the following is a ranking of degree programs by the median first-year starting salaries for ASU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $72,700 followed by Computer Engineering paying $72,100 and Construction Management graduates who have a median starting income of $69,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $102,800 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $97,000 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $90,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Arizona State University graduates who received federal financial aid in the form of grants or loans. Not all graduates or fields of study are represented as data for some degree programs are omitted for privacy purposes.

Median first-year earnings for Arizona State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $102,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $97,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $90,800
Engineering (Master's Degree) $88,200
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $87,500
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Master's Degree) $77,300
International Business (Master's Degree) $76,900
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $72,900
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $72,700
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,100
Education (Doctoral Degree) $71,800
Chemical Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,100
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $69,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,000
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Master's Degree) $65,900
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,700
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Doctoral Degree) $64,600
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $64,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,500
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $62,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $60,000
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $59,700
Taxation (Master's Degree) $59,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $58,200
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Law (Doctoral Degree) $56,800
Real Estate Development (Master's Degree) $56,500
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $54,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $52,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,000
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $50,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,900
International Business (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $49,700
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $48,700
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $48,300
Homeland Security (Master's Degree) $47,700
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other (Master's Degree) $47,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Master's Degree) $47,100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $46,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $46,100
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Legal Research and Advanced Professional Studies (Master's Degree) $45,000
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $44,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,300
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $43,200
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $42,500
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Master's Degree) $42,300
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Master's Degree) $41,500
Design and Applied Arts (Master's Degree) $40,600
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $40,300
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Master's Degree) $38,500
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Journalism (Master's Degree) $36,800
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Public Policy Analysis (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Physical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Music (Doctoral Degree) $31,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Education, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $21,500
Music (Master's Degree) $16,600
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $15,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=104151 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Arizona State University.