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Salaries by Major at Penn State Altoona

How much money do Penn State Altoona graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $41,900 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $55,300 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 Penn State Altoona graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing with a median starting salary of $67,800 followed by Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering paying $65,300 and Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management graduates who have a median starting income of $65,000 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Penn State Altoona 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 Penn State Altoona graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $67,800
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,300
Computer/Information Technology Administration and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $60,000
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Associate's Degree) $53,300
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $49,400
Human Resources Management and Services (Bachelorís Degree) $49,000
Electrical Engineering Technologies/Technicians (Associate's Degree) $45,300
Business/Commerce (Bachelorís Degree) $38,100
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Business/Commerce (Associate's Degree) $35,800
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $34,700
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $32,900
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Associate's Degree) $32,800
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $32,400
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $32,300
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Biological and Physical Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $30,600
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,400
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,100
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $28,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $27,300
Visual and Performing Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $26,700
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Associate's Degree) $19,200

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214689 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Penn State Altoona.