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Salaries by Major at Colorado School of Mines

How much money do Colorado School of Mines graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $72,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $90,500 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 Colorado School of Mines graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $73,100 followed by Mining and Mineral Engineering paying $71,400 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $69,400 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $75,600 followed by Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) at $70,300 and Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $69,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Colorado School of Mines 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 Colorado School of Mines graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Engineering-Related Fields (Master's Degree) $75,600
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $73,100
Mining and Mineral Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,400
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $70,300
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $69,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,400
Petroleum Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Metallurgical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,000
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Master's Degree) $62,900
Engineering Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $60,600
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,900
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,500
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $59,400
Geological/Geophysical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $44,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=126775 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Colorado School of Mines.