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Salaries by Major at San Diego State University

How much money do San Diego State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $53,400 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 San Diego 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 $85,200 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $68,400 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $64,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $68,900 followed by Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) at $67,700 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $67,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for San Diego 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 San Diego State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $85,200
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $68,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $67,700
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $67,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,900
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $63,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $61,600
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $51,500
Public Health (Master's Degree) $50,200
Social Work (Master's Degree) $49,100
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $49,000
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $46,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $42,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $20,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122409 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for San Diego State University.