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Salaries by Major at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

How much money do Southern Illinois University Edwardsville graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,000 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 SIUE graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $62,600 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $61,700 and Construction Engineering Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $61,400 .

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 $119,800 followed by Dentistry (First Professional Degree) at $118,300 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $110,100 .

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 Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $119,800
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $118,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $110,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,700
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $61,400
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,700
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $56,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $56,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $55,300
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $49,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $46,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,200
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $41,300
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $40,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $39,300
Psychology (Master's Degree) $37,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $36,500
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149231 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.