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Salem State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Salem State University

How much money do Salem State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $44,400 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 Salem State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $65,800 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations paying $40,100 and Biology graduates who have a median starting income of $38,900 .

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 $75,900 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) at $57,900 and Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) who earn $54,300 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Salem 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 Salem State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $75,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $57,900
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $54,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $48,300
Clinical, Counseling and Applied Psychology (Master's Degree) $44,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $44,200
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $43,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,800
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167729 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Salem State University.