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Salaries by Major at Clemson University

How much money do Clemson University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $45,100 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $57,100 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 Clemson graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Chemical Engineering with a median starting salary of $72,400 followed by Industrial Engineering paying $65,500 and Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering graduates who have a median starting income of $65,000 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $88,300 followed by Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) at $71,000 and Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) who earn $61,800 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for Clemson 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 Clemson University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $88,300
Chemical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $72,400
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $71,000
Industrial Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,500
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $65,000
Computer Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,900
Mechanical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $64,100
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $63,400
Engineering-Related Fields (Bachelorís Degree) $62,200
Civil Engineering (Master's Degree) $61,800
Human Resources Management and Services (Master's Degree) $59,900
Accounting and Related Services (Master's Degree) $59,400
Biomedical/Medical Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,600
Materials Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $58,300
Construction Management (Bachelorís Degree) $58,000
Civil Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $57,400
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $57,000
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $55,000
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $50,600
Architecture (Master's Degree) $50,300
Biology (Master's Degree) $46,400
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $46,000
Agricultural Business and Management (Bachelorís Degree) $45,600
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $43,700
Agricultural Engineering (Bachelorís Degree) $43,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $42,900
Mathematics (Bachelorís Degree) $42,700
Design and Applied Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $41,100
Landscape Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $40,900
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $40,800
Architecture (Bachelorís Degree) $40,300
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Doctoral Degree) $39,900
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $38,500
Economics (Bachelorís Degree) $37,900
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $37,300
Rhetoric and Composition/Writing Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $37,200
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $36,400
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $36,200
Historic Preservation and Conservation (Master's Degree) $34,800
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $34,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,300
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas (Bachelorís Degree) $32,600
Plant Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $32,000
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $31,300
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $31,000
Microbiological Sciences and Immunology (Bachelorís Degree) $29,600
History (Bachelorís Degree) $29,500
Food Science and Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $28,400
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management (Bachelorís Degree) $28,000
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $27,900
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Natural Resources Conservation and Research (Bachelorís Degree) $26,300
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $25,900
Animal Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $24,500
Agricultural Production Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=217882 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for Clemson University.