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Salaries by Major at California State University Long Beach

How much money do California State University Long Beach graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,100 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 Cal State Long Beach 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 $83,500 followed by Construction Engineering Technologies paying $76,700 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) program rank first with a median initial income of $107,100 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) at $105,100 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) who earn $104,100 .

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 Long Beach 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 Long Beach graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $107,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $105,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $104,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $83,500
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $76,700
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $76,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $74,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $74,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $67,400
Curriculum and Instruction (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $66,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $64,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,600
Applied Mathematics (Master's Degree) $60,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $58,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,700
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $57,100
Social Work (Master's Degree) $56,900
Public Administration (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $55,100
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $55,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $49,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $49,100
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Public Health (Master's Degree) $46,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $37,100
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Area Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $22,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,000
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $16,400
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $13,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110583 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University Long Beach.