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California State University-San Marcos Salaries

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Salaries by Major at California State University San Marcos

How much money do California State University San Marcos graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $49,100 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 California State University-San Marcos 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 $83,300 followed by Computer Science paying $63,600 and Accounting and Related Services graduates who have a median starting income of $51,400 .

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 $100,400 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $71,700 and Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) who earn $62,300 .

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 San Marcos 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 San Marcos graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $100,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $83,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $71,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $63,600
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $62,300
Education (Master's Degree) $58,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $48,800
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=366711 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for California State University San Marcos.