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Salaries by Major at Carnegie Mellon University

How much money do Carnegie Mellon University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $83,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $102,700 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 Carnegie Mellon graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $138,900 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $99,000 and Finance and Financial Management Services graduates who have a median starting income of $91,500 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $127,600 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) at $113,000 and Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) who earn $108,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Carnegie Mellon 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 Carnegie Mellon University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $138,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $127,600
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Master's Degree) $113,000
Computer and Information Sciences (Master's Degree) $108,000
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $99,000
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $91,500
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Master's Degree) $89,900
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $87,900
Systems Science and Theory (Bachelorís Degree) $81,400
Statistics (Bachelorís Degree) $79,700
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $78,200
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $76,800
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $73,100
Health and Medical Administrative Services (Master's Degree) $72,200
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,400
Public Policy Analysis (Master's Degree) $66,300
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $62,300
Public Administration (Master's Degree) $61,400
Materials Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $60,400
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,200
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $53,700
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $44,000
Arts, Entertainment,and Media Management (Master's Degree) $41,800
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Master's Degree) $33,200
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $30,700
Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft (Bachelorís Degree) $24,400

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=211440 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Carnegie Mellon University.