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Salaries by Major at Idaho State University

How much money do Idaho State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $33,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $42,300 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 ISU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $60,600 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,500 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $55,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $123,200 followed by Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) at $99,600 and Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) who earn $70,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Idaho 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 Idaho State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $123,200
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $99,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $70,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $70,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $62,600
Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $60,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $55,500
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $54,900
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $53,700
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $52,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $49,600
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $46,600
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $44,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Doctoral Degree) $38,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Associate's Degree) $35,900
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $34,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Associate's Degree) $31,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $30,500
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $28,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $17,500
Cosmetology and Related Personal Grooming Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $16,900

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=142276 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Idaho State University.