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Salaries by Major at Montana State University

How much money do Montana State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $37,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $45,800 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 MSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $71,400 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $62,300 and Construction Engineering Technologies graduates who have a median starting income of $59,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $53,400 followed by Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) at $51,500 and Architecture (Master's Degree) who earn $42,700 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Montana 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 Montana State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $71,400
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Construction Engineering Technologies (Bachelorís Degree) $59,100
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,700
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,500
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $53,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,500
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $50,900
Architecture (Master's Degree) $42,700
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000
Education (Master's Degree) $39,300
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $38,000
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $25,400
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,500
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Music (Bachelorís Degree) $22,900
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=180461 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Montana State University.