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Salaries by Major at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

How much money do Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,800 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 Southern Illinois University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Mechanical Engineering with a median starting salary of $61,100 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $60,700 and Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions graduates who have a median starting income of $55,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $100,600 followed by Medicine (First Professional Degree) at $54,900 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $52,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Southern Illinois University Carbondale 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 Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $100,600
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,900
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,800
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $54,400
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $53,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $52,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $52,000
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $51,300
Architecture (Master's Degree) $51,100
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $49,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $48,200
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $46,700
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Law (First Professional Degree) $44,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,100
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $41,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Soil Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $40,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600
Air Transportation (Associate's Degree) $38,300
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $36,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $35,400
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $35,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $31,600
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $22,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $19,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $18,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149222 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Southern Illinois University Carbondale.