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Northeastern Illinois University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Northeastern Illinois University

How much money do Northeastern Illinois 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 $40,000 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 Northeastern Illinois University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $55,200 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $44,900 and Business/Commerce graduates who have a median starting income of $44,600 .

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 $72,100 followed by Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) at $55,000 and Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Master's Degree) who earn $40,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northeastern 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 Northeastern Illinois University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $72,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $55,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Master's Degree) $40,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=147776 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northeastern Illinois University.