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Salaries by Major at Boise State University

How much money do Boise State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $41,600 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 Boise State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $74,100 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $69,700 and Construction Management graduates who have a median starting income of $68,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $70,300 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) at $56,700 and Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) who earn $55,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Boise 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 Boise State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $74,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $70,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $68,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $56,700
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $56,000
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $55,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $54,100
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $53,900
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $46,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $38,200
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $35,200
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $31,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $20,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $20,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142115 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Boise State University.