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Salaries by Major at Lehigh University

How much money do Lehigh University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $64,800 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $89,200 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 Lehigh graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer Science with a median starting salary of $72,900 followed by Chemical Engineering paying $72,800 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $72,100 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $78,500 followed by Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) at $67,600 and Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) who earn $65,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Lehigh 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 Lehigh University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Mechanical Engineering (Master's Degree) $78,500
Computer Science (Bachelorís Degree) $72,900
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,100
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $70,300
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $68,200
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $68,200
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $67,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $67,300
Business/Managerial Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $67,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Master's Degree) $65,400
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $63,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $58,800
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $49,600
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $44,100
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $40,000

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213543 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Lehigh University.