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Salaries by Major at Murray State University

How much money do Murray State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,400 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 Murray State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $63,400 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,100 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $51,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $158,600 followed by Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) at $71,400 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $58,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Murray 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 Murray State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $158,600
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Master's Degree) $71,400
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $63,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $58,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,100
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $53,800
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,100
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $51,000
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $49,800
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $41,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $40,500
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,300
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $38,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Community Organization and Advocacy (Master's Degree) $32,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=157401 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Murray State University.