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CSU Bakersfield Salaries

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Salaries by Major at California State University Bakersfield

How much money do California State University Bakersfield graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $48,300 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 CSU Bakersfield graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $78,300 followed by Natural Resources Management and Policy paying $50,600 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $47,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $71,600 followed by Education (Master's Degree) at $65,500 and Social Work (Master's Degree) who earn $57,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for California State University Bakersfield 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 California State University Bakersfield graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $78,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $71,600
Education (Master's Degree) $65,500
Social Work (Master's Degree) $57,600
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $52,600
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $51,100
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $49,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $47,600
Engineering Science (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $22,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $17,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110486 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University Bakersfield.