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Salaries by Major at California State University Sacramento

How much money do California State University Sacramento graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,200 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,000 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 Sacramento State 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 $106,600 followed by Construction Engineering paying $76,900 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $74,900 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $85,100 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $75,600 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $69,000 .

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 Sacramento 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 Sacramento graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $106,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $85,100
Construction Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $76,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $75,600
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $69,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,600
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $64,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $56,700
Social Work (Master's Degree) $54,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $53,100
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $48,500
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,700
Interior Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
History (Master's Degree) $42,200
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,800
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Gerontology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,700
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $16,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=110617 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University Sacramento.