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Salaries by Major at Worcester Polytechnic Institute

How much money do Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $64,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $82,700 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 WPI graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $88,000 followed by Engineering, Other paying $74,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $70,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $110,100 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) at $95,700 and Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $92,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Worcester Polytechnic Institute 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 Worcester Polytechnic Institute graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $110,100
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $95,700
Systems Engineering (Master's Degree) $92,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $88,000
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $77,200
Engineering, Other (Master's Degree) $75,300
Engineering, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $74,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,800
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $64,300
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,600
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $53,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168421 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Worcester Polytechnic Institute.