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Salaries by Major at Eastern Illinois University

How much money do Eastern Illinois University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $34,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,500 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 EIU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Accounting and Related Services with a median starting salary of $51,300 followed by Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians paying $48,800 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $43,300 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $57,300 followed by Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) at $54,200 and Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) who earn $54,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Eastern Illinois 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 Eastern Illinois University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $57,300
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) $54,200
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $53,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,300
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $38,200
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $36,400
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $35,200
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Master's Degree) $34,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=144892 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Eastern Illinois University.