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Salaries by Major at Michigan Technological University

How much money do Michigan Technological University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $50,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $66,000 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 Tech graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Engineering with a median starting salary of $74,700 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $72,400 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $71,700 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $83,200 followed by Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) at $64,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Michigan Technological 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 Technological University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $83,200
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $74,700
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Undergraduate Certificate or Diploma) $72,400
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $71,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $71,600
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $64,500
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $63,500
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $63,100
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $56,000
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $38,600

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=171128 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Michigan Technological University.