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Salaries by Major at Portland State University

How much money do Portland State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $36,400 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $48,600 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 Portland State University graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $78,100 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $67,600 and Mechanical Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $61,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $90,700 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $77,900 and Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) who earn $77,500 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Portland 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 Portland State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $90,700
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $78,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $77,900
Finance and Financial Management Services (Master's Degree) $77,500
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $67,600
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $61,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $61,000
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $54,900
Curriculum and Instruction (Master's Degree) $53,200
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $52,700
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $51,300
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning (Master's Degree) $50,300
Architecture (Master's Degree) $49,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $48,900
Accounting and Related Services (Post-baccalaureate Certificate) $47,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $47,200
Special Education and Teaching (Master's Degree) $46,300
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $45,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $44,200
Education (Master's Degree) $43,800
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $42,500
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $40,700
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (Master's Degree) $38,800
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $38,400
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $36,700
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $36,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $35,900
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $34,900
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Master's Degree) $33,600
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $33,600
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,100
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,400
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $30,300
Social Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,100
Geography and Cartography (Bachelorís Degree) $30,000
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,300
Community Organization and Advocacy (Bachelorís Degree) $28,800
Biological and Physical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $28,300
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,100
International Relations and National Security Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $26,500
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,600
Linguistic, Comparative, and Related Language Studies and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,300
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $24,300
Anthropology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,400
Philosophy (Bachelorís Degree) $23,200
Teaching English or French as a Second or Foreign Language (Master's Degree) $23,000
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $22,300
Film/Video and Photographic Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $20,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=209807 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Portland State University.