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Sonoma State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Sonoma State University

How much money do Sonoma State University 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 $49,300 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 Sonoma State University 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 $110,300 followed by Computer Science paying $73,200 and Business Administration, Management and Operations graduates who have a median starting income of $49,400 .

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 $105,900 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $79,300 and Education (Master's Degree) who earn $59,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Sonoma 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 Sonoma State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $110,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $105,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $79,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $73,200
Education (Master's Degree) $59,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $47,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Education, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=123572 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Sonoma State University.