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Salaries by Major at San Jose State University

How much money do San Jose State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $44,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $59,900 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 Jose 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 $89,400 followed by Computer Engineering paying $78,500 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $75,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $84,100 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $83,800 and Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $76,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for San Jose 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 Jose State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $89,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $84,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $83,800
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $78,500
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $76,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $75,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,100
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $70,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $69,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $68,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $60,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $56,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $55,200
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $54,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $53,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,000
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $47,100
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $45,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $44,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $43,600
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $39,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,500
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Psychology, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122755 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for San Jose State University.