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Salaries by Major at North Carolina State University at Raleigh

How much money do North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $42,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $57,200 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 NC State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $69,800 followed by Computer Engineering paying $69,400 and Chemical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $69,200 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Computer Software and Media Applications (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $100,400 followed by Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) at $77,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $72,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for North Carolina State University at Raleigh 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 North Carolina State University at Raleigh graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Software and Media Applications (Master's Degree) $100,400
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $77,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $72,800
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $70,000
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,800
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,400
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,200
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $65,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $63,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,800
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,400
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $55,500
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $54,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $51,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $48,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,700
Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $43,100
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $42,600
Textile Sciences and Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $42,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $41,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $40,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Social Work (Master's Degree) $38,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $38,700
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Nutrition Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $36,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $34,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $33,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $30,800
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,200
International/Global Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $19,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=199193 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for North Carolina State University at Raleigh.