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Salaries by Major at Wichita State University

How much money do Wichita State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $38,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $43,800 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 WSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,200 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $63,300 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $61,800 .

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 $104,000 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $65,300 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (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 Wichita 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 Wichita State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $104,000
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $65,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,300
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,800
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $54,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $52,300
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $52,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $49,700
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $47,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $46,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,100
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $44,800
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $41,300
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $35,700
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $32,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $28,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Music (Master's Degree) $25,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,000
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $13,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=156125 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Wichita State University.