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Salaries by Major at Syracuse University

How much money do Syracuse University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $46,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $65,900 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 Syracuse graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Mechanical Engineering with a median starting salary of $65,000 followed by Civil Engineering paying $64,900 and Information Science/Studies graduates who have a median starting income of $64,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $83,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $74,200 and Public Administration (Master's Degree) who earn $57,200 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Syracuse 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 Syracuse University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Information Science/Studies (Master's Degree) $83,700
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $74,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Information Science/Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $64,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $62,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $57,200
Law (First Professional Degree) $57,000
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $53,600
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $53,000
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $49,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $49,400
International Relations and National Security Studies (Master's Degree) $47,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $45,900
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $44,600
Social Work (Master's Degree) $43,900
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $43,800
Library Science and Administration (Master's Degree) $42,900
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $41,400
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions (Master's Degree) $40,300
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,600
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $35,700
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $28,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,100
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $17,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=196413 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Syracuse University.