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Salaries by Major at SUNY College at Buffalo

How much money do SUNY College at Buffalo graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $32,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,700 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 Buffalo State College graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians with a median starting salary of $58,600 followed by Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians paying $57,500 and Information Science/Studies graduates who have a median starting income of $42,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $44,000 followed by Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) at $43,300 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $41,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for SUNY College at Buffalo 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 SUNY College at Buffalo graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Mechanical Engineering Related Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $57,500
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $44,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $43,300
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $42,200
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $41,500
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services (Bachelorís Degree) $39,700
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $38,000
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,600
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,400
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $27,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $26,400
History (Bachelorís Degree) $25,000
Audiovisual Communications Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $24,200
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $19,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196130 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for SUNY College at Buffalo.