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Ferris State University Salaries

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Salaries by Major at Ferris State University

How much money do Ferris State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $47,000 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 Ferris State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $72,300 followed by Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians paying $68,900 and Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $67,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $121,500 followed by Optometry (First Professional Degree) at $85,900 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $85,100 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Ferris 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 Ferris State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $121,500
Optometry (First Professional Degree) $85,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $85,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $78,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $76,800
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $72,300
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $68,900
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $67,600
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $65,500
Manufacturing Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $59,700
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Precision Metal Working (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $59,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $58,600
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $53,800
Precision Metal Working (Associate's Degree) $52,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $51,400
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $51,100
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $50,500
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance Technologies (Associate's Degree) $48,500
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $45,900
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $45,400
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $44,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Associate's Degree) $42,300
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Specialized Sales, Merchandising and Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Associate's Degree) $39,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Associate's Degree) $34,200
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Associate's Degree) $29,000
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $28,500
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,400
Biological and Physical Sciences (Associate's Degree) $9,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=169910 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Ferris State University.