S

Michigan State Salaries

East Lansing, Michigan
5.0 avg. user rating (4 reviews)

Salaries by Major at Michigan State University

How much money do Michigan State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $42,700 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $60,000 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 Michigan State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering with a median starting salary of $74,700 followed by Computer Engineering paying $72,900 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $72,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $122,600 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $93,900 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $92,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Michigan 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 Michigan State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Business/Commerce (Master's Degree) $122,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $93,900
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $92,000
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $86,300
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $84,000
Food Science and Technology (Master's Degree) $79,400
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,700
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $73,800
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $70,200
Pharmacology and Toxicology (Master's Degree) $69,200
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,400
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,200
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $62,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,200
Marketing (Master's Degree) $60,500
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,400
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other (Master's Degree) $60,200
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $60,000
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $59,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $59,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $58,700
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,700
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,300
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Master's Degree) $54,600
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $54,300
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,100
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $52,500
Osteopathic Medicine/Osteopathy (First Professional Degree) $52,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $51,300
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $49,800
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Public Health (Master's Degree) $47,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Graduate/Professional Certificate) $47,300
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $46,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,300
Education (Master's Degree) $44,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $44,600
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $44,300
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,900
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $41,200
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $40,700
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,600
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,700
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,100
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $36,200
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Soil Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $35,500
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,900
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Music (Doctoral Degree) $31,400
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
History (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Genetics (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Music (Master's Degree) $27,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $26,400
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,200
Physiology, Pathology and Related Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $24,600
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Ecology, Evolution, Systematics, and Population Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,900
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $21,100
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $18,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171100 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Michigan State University.