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Salaries by Major at Ohio State University

How much money do Ohio State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $39,300 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $50,600 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 Ohio State graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Engineering, Other with a median starting salary of $71,800 followed by Industrial Engineering paying $70,700 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $70,600 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Dentistry (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $231,200 followed by Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) at $122,500 and Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) who earn $114,600 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Ohio 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 Ohio State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Dentistry (Master's Degree) $231,200
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $122,500
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $114,600
Dentistry (First Professional Degree) $108,000
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $103,900
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $90,900
Optometry (First Professional Degree) $89,100
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $87,100
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $87,100
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $74,100
Engineering, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $71,800
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,700
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,700
Education (Doctoral Degree) $69,500
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,000
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $66,700
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $64,900
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $64,900
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $63,700
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $63,600
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $62,700
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Master's Degree) $61,800
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $60,300
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $59,600
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $58,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,800
Law (First Professional Degree) $58,100
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,600
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,600
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $56,200
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $55,300
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $55,200
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $55,000
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $54,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $54,100
Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervention, and Treatment Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $52,900
Physics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $51,800
Architecture (Master's Degree) $50,900
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $50,400
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science/Research and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $49,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,100
International Business (Bachelorís Degree) $47,700
Real Estate (Bachelorís Degree) $47,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $47,000
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $46,800
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $46,300
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $46,300
Public Health (Master's Degree) $45,400
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $44,700
Agricultural and Food Products Processing (Bachelorís Degree) $44,100
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $42,500
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Master's Degree) $42,400
Social Work (Master's Degree) $42,100
Air Transportation (Bachelorís Degree) $41,000
Education (Master's Degree) $40,600
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $40,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $40,400
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $40,200
Music (Doctoral Degree) $39,600
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $39,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $39,400
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $39,100
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $38,300
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $38,000
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Hospitality Administration/Management (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Public Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $35,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $35,100
Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate) (Bachelorís Degree) $35,000
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $34,100
Criminology (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Journalism (Bachelorís Degree) $33,400
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $33,200
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $33,100
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,800
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $32,700
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $32,500
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $31,900
Genetics (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,900
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $29,800
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,700
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,000
Agricultural Production Operations (Associate's Degree) $28,800
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Neurobiology and Neurosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $27,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services (Associate's Degree) $26,300
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,700
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,000
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $21,300
Fine and Studio Arts (Master's Degree) $19,900
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800
Dance (Bachelorís Degree) $19,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=204796 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Ohio State University.