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Salaries by Major at McNeese State University

How much money do McNeese State University 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 $44,000 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 McNeese graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,900 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $57,200 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing graduates who have a median starting income of $53,900 .

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 $94,300 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) at $48,500 and Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) who earn $43,900 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for McNeese 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 McNeese State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $94,300
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $53,900
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $48,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $43,900
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $38,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $38,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $24,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,800
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $21,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=159717 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for McNeese State University.