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Salaries by Major at California State University Chico

How much money do California State University Chico graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $52,400 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 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 $93,500 followed by Construction Management paying $78,300 and Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians graduates who have a median starting income of $70,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $64,900 followed by Social Work (Master's Degree) at $50,000 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $48,400 .

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 Chico 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 Chico graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $93,500
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $78,300
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $70,900
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $64,900
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Engineering, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $64,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,400
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $51,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $50,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $48,400
Psychology (Master's Degree) $46,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $38,700
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $22,300
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $19,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110538 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University Chico.