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Salaries by Major at East Tennessee State University

How much money do East Tennessee State University graduates make and which majors earn the most upon graduating? Six years after enrolling, alumni who are working have average earnings of $31,500 per year. After ten years, graduates earn $40,000 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 ETSU graduates.

The undergraduate degree which initially pays the highest is Computer and Information Sciences with a median starting salary of $55,500 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing paying $50,400 and Engineering Technology graduates who have a median starting income of $49,800 .

Looking at post-graduate and doctorate students, those completing the Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) program rank first with a median initial income of $110,200 followed by Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) at $91,600 and Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) who earn $84,400 .

Note about salary data: First year earnings data are aggregated by the US Department of Education and analyzes IRS reported income for East Tennessee 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 East Tennessee State University graduates ranked by degree type and major
Major Earnings
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration (First Professional Degree) $110,200
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Doctoral Degree) $91,600
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Master's Degree) $84,400
Educational Administration and Supervision (Doctoral Degree) $74,700
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions (Doctoral Degree) $67,600
Computer and Information Sciences (Bachelorís Degree) $55,500
Medicine (First Professional Degree) $52,300
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing (Bachelorís Degree) $50,400
Communication Disorders Sciences and Services (Master's Degree) $50,000
Engineering Technology (Bachelorís Degree) $49,800
Public Health (Master's Degree) $47,600
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Master's Degree) $45,400
Dental Support Services and Allied Professions (Bachelorís Degree) $43,400
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other (Bachelorís Degree) $41,500
Educational/Instructional Media Design (Master's Degree) $41,000
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Master's Degree) $38,600
Finance and Financial Management Services (Bachelorís Degree) $36,900
Social Work (Master's Degree) $36,300
Special Education and Teaching (Bachelorís Degree) $35,300
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Master's Degree) $34,800
Accounting and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $34,600
Marketing (Bachelorís Degree) $34,000
Chemistry (Bachelorís Degree) $33,700
Student Counseling and Personnel Services (Master's Degree) $33,500
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods (Bachelorís Degree) $33,000
Public Health (Bachelorís Degree) $31,100
Business Administration, Management and Operations (Bachelorís Degree) $30,900
Criminal Justice and Corrections (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
History (Bachelorís Degree) $28,200
Human Services (Bachelorís Degree) $27,200
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities (Bachelorís Degree) $27,100
Social Work (Bachelorís Degree) $26,800
Communication and Media Studies (Bachelorís Degree) $26,600
Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services (Bachelorís Degree) $25,800
Political Science and Government (Bachelorís Degree) $25,100
Biology (Bachelorís Degree) $24,900
Psychology (Bachelorís Degree) $23,000
Health and Physical Education/Fitness (Bachelorís Degree) $22,800
English Language and Literature (Bachelorís Degree) $22,100
Sociology (Bachelorís Degree) $21,600
Graphic Communications (Bachelorís Degree) $19,500
Fine and Studio Arts (Bachelorís Degree) $15,800

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=220075 IPEDS survey and College Scorecard data for East Tennessee State University.