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Salaries by Major at California State University Northridge

How much money do California State University Northridge graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,500 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 California State University-Northridge 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 $88,600 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions paying $82,300 and Construction Engineering Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $74,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Taxation (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $86,300 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $77,400 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $75,400 .

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 Northridge 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 Northridge graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $88,600
Taxation (Master's Degree) $86,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $82,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $77,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $75,400
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $74,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,400
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $72,000
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $68,300
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $65,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $64,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $58,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $53,800
Public Health (Master's Degree) $53,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $52,700
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $51,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $46,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Master's Degree) $44,900
Operations Research (Bachelorís Degree) $44,800
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $42,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Education, Other (Master's Degree) $37,200
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Music (Master's Degree) $35,900
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Urban Studies/Affairs (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
English Language and Literature (Master's Degree) $31,500
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $26,200
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $19,700
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $19,600
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $17,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110608 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University Northridge.