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Salaries by Major at Florida State University

How much money do Florida State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $51,400 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 Florida State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,100 followed by Chemical Engineering paying $64,900 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $64,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $88,700 followed by Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) at $64,300 and Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) who earn $57,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Florida 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 Florida State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $88,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $64,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,300
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $58,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $57,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $56,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $55,600
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $55,300
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $54,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,200
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $53,900
Psychology (Master's Degree) $53,900
Insurance (Bachelorís Degree) $52,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $50,800
Design and Applied Arts (Master's Degree) $49,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,200
Real Estate (Bachelorís Degree) $47,600
English Language and Literature (Doctoral Degree) $47,500
Law (First Professional Degree) $47,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $45,800
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $44,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $43,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $43,500
Political Science and Government (Master's Degree) $43,400
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Master's Degree) $43,000
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $42,500
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $41,600
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $41,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $41,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $40,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $40,500
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Master's Degree) $40,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Library Science and Administration (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $36,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $36,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,700
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,500
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Music (Doctoral Degree) $25,300
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Religion/Religious Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,800
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $21,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $20,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Music (Master's Degree) $19,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=134097 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Florida State University.