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Salaries by Major at Oregon State University

How much money do Oregon State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $40,000 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $53,900 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 OSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $69,600 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $69,300 and Construction Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $68,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $115,500 followed by Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) at $70,400 and Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) who earn $64,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Oregon 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 Oregon State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $115,500
Veterinary Medicine (First Professional Degree) $70,400
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $69,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $69,300
Construction Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,500
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $64,800
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $64,300
Engineering, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,200
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,900
Public Health (Master's Degree) $54,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $50,100
Forest Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $48,800
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Master's Degree) $45,300
Management Information Systems and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,000
Forestry (Bachelorís Degree) $44,500
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $43,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $43,500
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $42,800
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $42,600
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $42,100
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $41,300
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Master's Degree) $40,900
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $39,000
Natural Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $38,900
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Education (Bachelorís Degree) $36,200
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $36,100
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $35,200
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $33,500
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Apparel and Textiles (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,200
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
History (Bachelorís Degree) $31,700
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,200
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication (Bachelorís Degree) $30,500
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs (Bachelorís Degree) $29,200
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Agriculture (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,700
Natural Resources Management and Policy (Bachelorís Degree) $26,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,500
Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $24,800
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,100
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
Zoology/Animal Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $20,700

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209542 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Oregon State University.