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Salaries by Major at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

How much money do Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $100,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $142,100 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 MIT graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Mathematics with a median starting salary of $120,300 followed by Computer Science paying $118,100 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $116,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $153,200 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) at $143,300 and Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $130,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Massachusetts Institute of Technology 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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $153,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $143,300
Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) $130,600
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $120,300
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $118,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $116,600
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $108,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $108,300
Mechanical Engineering (Doctoral Degree) $103,100
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $88,700
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $80,100
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $78,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $75,100
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $73,900
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,100
Chemistry (Doctoral Degree) $66,700
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $65,300
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $58,100
Biology (Doctoral Degree) $55,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=166683 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Massachusetts Institute of Technology.