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Salaries by Major at Rochester Institute of Technology

How much money do Rochester Institute of Technology graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $48,600 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $64,900 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 RIT graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $85,300 followed by Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management paying $83,600 and Computer Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $73,800 .

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 $96,700 followed by Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) at $73,100 and Industrial Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $71,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Rochester Institute of Technology 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 Rochester Institute of Technology graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Master's Degree) $96,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $85,300
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $83,600
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,800
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $73,100
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications (Bachelorís Degree) $71,800
Industrial Engineering (Master's Degree) $71,500
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $68,800
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,300
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $68,000
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,200
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $66,800
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $66,100
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $65,200
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,200
Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Computer Software and Media Applications (Bachelorís Degree) $62,000
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $61,900
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $51,100
General Sales, Merchandising and Related Marketing Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $47,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Applied Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,800
Biotechnology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Medical Illustration and Informatics (Bachelorís Degree) $30,400
American Sign Language (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $28,900
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195003 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Rochester Institute of Technology.