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Humboldt State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Humboldt State University

How much money do Humboldt State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $28,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $39,000 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 Humboldt State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $51,700 followed by Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering paying $43,900 and Forestry graduates who have a median starting income of $33,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Social Work (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $53,900 followed by Psychology (Master's Degree) at $51,200 and Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) who earn $42,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Humboldt State University 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 Humboldt State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Social Work (Master's Degree) $53,900
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $51,700
Psychology (Master's Degree) $51,200
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Master's Degree) $42,100
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $21,900
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $20,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $18,500
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $18,100
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $16,900
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $16,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $16,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=115755 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Humboldt State University.