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Salaries by Major at Northeastern University

How much money do Northeastern University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $55,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $69,500 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 Northeastern graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $88,000 followed by Computer and Information Sciences paying $85,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $74,600 .

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 $104,900 followed by Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) at $93,900 and Education (First Professional Degree) who earn $88,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Northeastern 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 Northeastern University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $104,900
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $93,900
Education (First Professional Degree) $88,500
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $88,000
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $86,600
Medical Illustration and Informatics (Master's Degree) $86,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $86,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $85,800
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Master's Degree) $83,100
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $81,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,600
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Master's Degree) $73,800
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,600
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,600
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (First Professional Degree) $68,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $67,300
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $65,900
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $65,600
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,100
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $61,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $60,900
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $60,700
Communication and Media Studies (Master's Degree) $58,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $56,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $54,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $53,500
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $53,500
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $53,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $51,900
Architecture (First Professional Degree) $51,600
Law (First Professional Degree) $51,600
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $48,100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $47,800
Education (Master's Degree) $47,300
International/Global Studies (Master's Degree) $46,400
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $46,400
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $43,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $43,500
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $41,600
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Research and Experimental Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167358 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Northeastern University.