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Salaries by Major at Central Michigan University

How much money do Central Michigan University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $35,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $44,500 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 CMU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $72,300 followed by Mechanical Engineering paying $71,400 and Computer Science graduates who have a median starting income of $63,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $107,600 followed by Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) at $70,000 and Management Information Systems and Services (Master's Degree) who earn $67,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Central Michigan 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 Central Michigan University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $107,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,400
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $70,000
Management Information Systems and Services (Master's Degree) $67,200
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $62,900
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $61,100
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $60,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $59,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $55,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $54,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $54,100
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $52,500
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $51,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $51,900
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $51,700
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $51,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,800
Education (Master's Degree) $49,100
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $48,700
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $48,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,200
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $43,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,600
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $40,500
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $40,000
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $39,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $36,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $36,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Social Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $26,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,000
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
History (Bachelorís Degree) $23,300
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $21,500
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $21,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,200
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $20,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $18,200
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $16,400
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $15,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169248 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Central Michigan University.